At the constituency office, citizens consult us for information on the three main federal programs: the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
What can my member of Parliament do?
With the written permission of the individual concerned, I am authorized to send and receive information on a file by consulting Service Canada and/or the Canada Revenue Agency. My team can also answer your questions about the application process.
Frequently asked questions
- What do I need to receive Old Age Security benefits?
Step 1: Determine your eligibility by checking that you meet the residence and legal status requirements.
If you live in Canada, the requirements are as follows:
• You must be 65 years of age or over;
• You must live in Canada and be a Canadian citizen or a legal resident of Canada when your pension request is approved;
• You must have lived in Canada for at least 10 years after reaching age 18.
For more details on eligibility, consult the Old Age Security pension section of the Service Canada website or call 1-800-277-9915 to speak with an agent.
Step 2: Get an Old Age Security pension application kit by visiting a Service Canada Centre or by consulting the Old Age Security pension section of the Service Canada website. You can also call 1-800-277-9915 and ask to have a kit sent to you by mail.
Step 3: Submit your application to Service Canada.
Step 4: If you have any questions about the process, contact my office and a member of my team can help you.
- Can I receive benefits under the Canada Pension Plan?
This plan is in effect across Canada, except in Quebec, where benefits are provided under the Quebec Pension Plan. For more information on that program, please visit the Régie des rentes du Québec website or call 1-800-463-5185 to speak with an agent.
- I am 65 years of age or over and my income is low. Am I eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement?
If you are 65 years of age or over, your family income is low and you are eligible for the Old Age Security benefit, you may be eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Step 1: Get an application form by visiting a Service Canada Centre and requesting one from the agent, by going to the Forms section of the Service Canada website or by calling 1‑800-277-9915.
Step 2: Submit your application to Service Canada.
Step 3: If you have any questions about the process, contact my office and a member of my team can help you.
Visit the Canada Pension Plan section of the Service Canada website.