Contact Information
Toll Free Phone General Information Line: 1-800-622-6232(1-800-O-Canada)  
Employment Insurance: 1-800-206-7218  
Employer Order Service: 1-800-263-8364
TTY Phone 1-800-255-4786
Website www.canada.ca
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 
 
Old Age Security Identification Card 
Allows persons in receipt of OAS who do not use direct deposit to cash their pension cheques  
* may be used as proof of age to receive senior discounts from stores, restaurants or other services, but no official standing as identification 
 
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) 
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 
 
Allowance 
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)
Hours Local Office: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4 pm 
Inquiry Lines: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
General Information Line: Mon-Fri, 8 am-8 pm nation-wide  
Telephone Information Service: Mon-Sun, 24 hours
Areas Served Essex County
Eligibility * See above Definition of services for age and other qualifications  
* Canada has reciprocal social security agreements with many other countries -- see website for details
Application * Apply up to 11 months before becoming eligible for OAS 
* application forms available online, by phone or in person at Service Canada sites  
* Online Services and Forms, Click Here
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Funding Federal
Site Information
Located In Community Leamington
Address & Map
Leamington Mall
215 Talbot St E, Suite 103
Leamington, ON N8H 3X5
Intersection Lutsch St and Talbot St E
Mailing Address PO Box 1611 
Windsor, ON N9A 7K6
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Automatic entrance, Washroom

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