Common Questions

Who can get the full old age security pension?

The old age security (OAS) pension is a monthly benefit available to most Canadians 65 years of age or older who have lived in Canada for at least 10 years.

Good starting points include:

  • When I'm 64: Benefits, from the People's Law School and BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support, provides information about the old age security pension, including who is eligible for the full OAS pension.
  • Old Age Security Pension, from the federal government, includes information on who is eligible for old age security pension and how to apply.
  • Seniors/Elders Applications and Forms, from PovNet, is a web page that provides entry points for applications and forms for seniors and elders. See the section called "Old Age Security (OAS) Pension".

Need more help?

  • Justice Access Centre, from the provincial government, can help assess what you need, provide information about your legal and related issues and refer you to the services that are available for your situation.
  • Find an Advocate, from PovNet, provides a list of community advocates who may be able to provide information or assistance regarding your rights and government benefits.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap.

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Last reviewed January 2017
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