I have a question: My grandparents are Canadian citizens. They lived in Canada for 30 years and received the OAS and GIS. They left for India in August 2015 and returned in August 2020. They received support from the OAS between 2015 and Aug 2020. I have 2 questions: 1) Are they entitled to GIS assistance from August 2020 after they return to Canada? I read somewhere that they have to stay more than 6 months in Canada to live there, and only residents can get GIS. 2) For the interim period between 2015 and 2020, are they eligible for DSG support? Each agreement is different, but this quote implies to me that if you are briefly in the Canadian residence for OAS purposes, you can only compensate for that with contribution periods in the Philippines, not just periods of stay there. My question relates to the definition of legal residence when applying for an OAS. She ended her legal residence when she returned to Hong Kong with her son, or when they sold their home in Toronto, or when she broke up with her husband or when they were divorced. This is important for it to be able to accurately calculate whether it is completing the 10 years of legal residency required in Canada to collect the OAS and possibly GIS. Canada currently has international social security agreements with more than 50 countries. These agreements coordinate pension plans for people who have lived or worked in two countries.
Thank you for all your wisdom on this very important subject. I wonder about the Agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom on Social Security. I am 41 years old and for most of my professional life (since 2001) I live and work in Canada. Hey, Doug. The question of the method of calculation. I lived in Canada for 15 years during my OAS assistance period, then moved to the United States and worked there for 10 years before moving abroad. I understand that I can receive payments from the OAS on the basis of the agreement that has been reached in that country. But my question is, what do I get paid for? Hello Michael – I`m sorry, but my expertise is really limited to CPP and OAS services and understanding the impact of these international agreements on social security on the right of people to benefit from these two programs. I am pleased to hear that my article has helped you become aware of your AVANTAGES in the United States. In addition, the OAS application asks for help to prove when I moved to the United States or Canada with certified compliant copies of original documents such as visas, airline tickets, etc. Visas were not required to return to Canada for a returning citizen and no one would realisticly be able to provide such old documents.
Is this a serious problem or a refusal and what would you propose? I do not know any details about the benefits of the United States, but the agreement should help you qualify. Here`s a web link that could help you clarify things for you: www.ssa.gov/international/Agreement_Pamphlets/canada.html Salut Peggy – Assuming you move to the U.S. and not just commute every day, your OAS application will be reduced if it means you`ll be under 40 in Canada after the age of 18 and before you receive the OAS.