|months before your 65th birthday. The application kit can be downloaded from |
Human Resource Development Canada's website or you can ask that it be mailed to
you by calling 1-800-277-9914.
Although you can apply for the Old Age Security Pension after you have turned 65, it
is important to remember that you cannot receive more than 12 months of retroactive
What are the details of the Old Age Supplement?
If you have lived in Canada for at least 40 years since turning 18, you will be entitled
to a full pension. If you have lived in Canada for less, time you may still qualify for a
full pension or you may qualify for a partial pension. For more information about
your particular situation, you can contact Service Canada at 1-800-277-9914.
Most people will receive their first monthly payment the month after their 65th
Pension payments will be increased annually to reflect the cost of living.
Can I appeal decisions I do not agree with?
Yes. If you have been turned down for the Old Age Supplement or you are not
receiving a full pension, you should contact Service Canada at 1-800-277-9914 for
an explanation of the decision. If you are not satisfied with the explanation, you can
ask for a reconsideration of the decision. This request must be made in writing,
within 90 days, to the Regional Director of Income Security Programs. You should
include the following information in your appeal letter:
|Your name, address, telephone number and Social Insurance Number or Old |
|Age Security Number|
|Your reasons for appealing including any facts to support your position|
|All information that supports your appeal|
|The date you received the denial letter|
|Your signature or that of your representative|
If you are not satisfied with the Regional Director’s response, you can appeal the