Canada. Health and Welfare Canada

Income Security Programs Branch

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Record #: HMT1183 Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 Last Full Update: 20 Jun 2011
Record Details
Alternate NameCPP; OAS; GIS; SA; FA
Areas ServedCanada
Address & Map
4900 Yonge St, Level 1
Toronto, ON M2N 6B1
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Mailing AddressBox 5100, Postal Stn. D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
Major IntersectionYonge & Sheppard
Office PhoneOld Age Security & Canada Pension Plan: 1-800-277-9914
Toll Free Phone1-800-277-9914
DescriptionArea office Scarborough Town Centre Administers several programs including:  
CANADA PENSION PLAN: (CPP); social insurance program provides protection against the contingencies of retirement provides for an earnings-related retirement pension payable as early as age 60 Monthly pensions are payable to disabled contributors and dependent children Death benefits are paid in a lump sum to the estate following the death of a qualified contributor benefits are payable in the form of a monthly pension for the surviving spouse and monthly benefits for dependent children 
FAMILY ALLOWANCES: (FA); supplements the income of Canadian families by providing monthly payments for children under the age of 18 who are supported by their parents or guardians 
OLD AGE SECURITY: (OAS); monthly benefits are paid to all persons 65 years of age and over who satisfy certain basic Canadian residence requirements (be a Canadian citizen or a legal resident of Canada on the day preceding approval of application) A minimum of 10 years of residence in Canada after reaching age 18 is required to receive a pension in Canada To receive this pension you must apply to Health and Welfare Canada 
GUARANTEED INCOME SUPPLEMENT: (GIS); additional monthly payments may be made to pensioners in need To find out if you are entitled to get GIS you must fill out a GIS application form An application for GIS is mailed payment Application forms are then sent each year 
SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE AND WIDOWED SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE: (SA) A 60 to 64 year old spouse of a person who is getting OAS may be eligible for Spouse's Allowance You must fill out an application each year if you still need SA payments will be discontinued
DatesYear round
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LanguagesEnglish ; French
EligibilityAdults, Seniors
SubjectsFinancial assistance ; Financial programs ; Income supplements ; Old age security ; Pensions ; Seniors