Service Canada

Site: Ottawa - No Physical Address

Service: Old Age Security Programs, Ottawa - No Physical Address

Contact Information

Office Phone 1-800-277-9914, English Inquiry Line ; 1-800-277-9915, French Inquiry Line
TTY Phone 1-800-255-4786, Toll free

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Old Age Security (OAS)

Monthly pension to persons 65 or over regardless of income or assets
  • must be legal resident of Canada for at least 40 years to receive full pension
  • also full pension for persons who were 25 years or older as of July 1, 1977, and who resided in or had a visa to enter Canada that was valid on that date, or who had resided legally in Canada prior to that date and after reaching age 18, and who resided in Canada immediately before approval of the application
Guaranteed Income Supplement

Supplement added monthly to Old Age Security for those with limited or no income
  • amount of supplement is adjusted quarterly
  • reapply when income taxes are filed (end of April)
  • not payable outside Canada beyond a period of 6 months regardless of how long the person lived in Canada

Monthly allowance for spouses 60-64 years of Old Age Security pensioners receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • based on combined income of the couple
  • allowance is adjusted quarterly
  • residence requirements
  • proof of age required
  • reapply when income taxes are filed (end of April)
Allowance for the Survivor

Monthly allowance for widowed spouses 60-65 years
  • death, marriage and applicant's birth certificate required
  • based on limited or no income
  • deceased spouse need not have received Old Age Security
  • apply when income taxes are filed (end of April)
Some seniors might not be able to afford their rent consider referring them to Home - Community Legal Services of Ottawa / or to the Services juridiques - CSC Vanier immediately for assistance

Programs of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, delivered by Service Canada)

Click here for the Benefits Payment Calendar
Hours Inquiry Line Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility See below for age and other qualifications

  • Canada has reciprocal social security agreements with many other countries, see website for details

Application OAS and GIS: some seniors are automatically enrolled * selected seniors would have received a letter a month after they turned 64 years old from Service Canada * seniors who did not receive this letter can then applyApplication forms available online, by phone or in person at Service Canada sites (see separate entries)
Languages English; French
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable

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