I live in Canada all the time and emigrated with my family from Trinidad in 2003, where I lived for 49 years. I participated for 24 years in the social security program in Trinidad, including the three years between 2003 and 2006, when I was living in Canada, but I was employed in a Trinidadian company. Between 2006 and 2009, I worked for a Canadian company in a 28-day rotation cycle to Algeria. Between 2010 and mid-2017, my job required long absences from Canada to the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland. I have consistently maintained my public relations status since the first edition of 1997, paid annual cra taxes from 2003 to 2017 and submitted returns for 2018 and 2019. I receive a PPP of 1716 USD and I applied in January 2019 oAS, GIS and spouse assistance. In February 2019, Service Canada informed me that I was not eligible for the OAS because I had not met the minimum requirement of 10 years of stay in Canada. My case was sent to International Operations for further evaluation. While these two objectives are important, this article will focus only on how agreements fill gaps in coverage.
Hello, Doug, my mother will be 20 years old as a legal citizen in Canada. She`s from Guatemala. I called the immigration pension. Someone told me that she could get her old age pension, even if it is not a contracting country, but they will deduct the 30% of the tax. She will be 82 in June. I read the pensions page, but I did not confirm anything. Can you tell me how it works? Through bilateral rehabilitation agreements are applied if: This document contains the highlights of the agreement and explains how it can help you during your work and if you are applying for benefits. How does the U.S. Social Security disability work with the ODSP and the CPC? Our parent travels to be with us. They were disabled from birth and received SSDI. Can they be on both (for the medical part of ODSP).
How would that work? Hello June – Yes, you should be able to get U.S. benefits under the Canada/U.S. agreement, and this has no impact on your CPP or OAS benefits from Canada. I can`t comment on your authorization for Medicare. You can also qualify for a partial agreement of the OAS. The OAS is approximately $15.00 per month for each year of stay in Canada after the age of 18 and before receiving the OAS. Maintaining the OAS has no influence on U.S. social benefits. Hello Eric – I don`t know the age rules you can/must make to apply for U.S. Social Security, but I do know that everything you do about your SS doesn`t affect your CPC or your OAS. Therefore, you can apply for your CPC from the age of 60 (at a reduced rate), but the first year you can apply for the OAS is the age of 65. If you work or live in a country that has a social security agreement with Finland, you may be entitled to the benefits of the country in question mentioned in the agreement.
Hello Gordon – I`m not a Social Security expert in the U.S., but I think you`ll be eligible for some if you`ve contributed for at least 10 years. Ken – My expertise does not contain an in-depth knowledge of each of the agreements, but I believe that the Canada/U.S. agreement only allows periods of contribution to the United States (not just the United States) to count as periods of stay in Canada for OAS purposes. Here`s a link with more details: www.esdc.gc.ca/en/cpp/international/unitedstates.page.