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".

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Last reviewed January 2017
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