For more up to date information on Old Age Security please always visit the Service Canada web site.
Old Age Security (OAS) Pension - The OAS Pension is a monthly benefit available to most Canadians 65 years of age and over, and who have lived in Canada for a minimum of 10 years. You may need to apply to receive this benefit.
Guaranteed Income Supplement - The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income Old Age Security (OAS) recipients living in Canada. Allowance - The Allowance is a monthly benefit for low-income seniors (aged 60 - 64) whose spouse or common-law partner is eligible for, or currently receiving, the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
Allowance for the Survivor - The Allowance for the Survivor Program provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income widowed spouses who are not yet eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
Pensions from Other Countries - Canada has international social security agreements with a number of countries that offer comparable pension programs. These programs pay benefits when you retire, or if you become disabled or die. Social security agreements help people receive the benefits to which they are entitled.
• If you have lived or worked in another country, you may be eligible for social security benefits, either from that country or from Canada. • If you need more information on Canada’s International Social Security Agreements, please contact: International Operations Service Canada Ottawa ON K1A 0L4 • If you live in Canada or the United States, you can also contact Service Canada, toll-free in English or in French at 1.800.454.8731 (TTY: 1.800.255.4786)
Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security contact centre: Phone Toll-Free: 1.800.277.9914 TTY: 1.800.255.4786 Callers outside Canada and the United States can call collect: 613.957.1954 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm Eastern Standard Time.