Hello Binu – I am not an expert on the contribution aspect of one of the agreements, but I think there are very limited options, depending on your status in Canada and the type of employer you work for. Revenue Canada would be the authority in this area. My father is 74. He arrived in Canada from India 8 years ago (at the age of 66) via the Family Class Sponsorship Visa. He is currently a Canadian citizen. He has no source of income because he has never worked in Canada. I am only wondering if he has the right to apply for the OAS in accordance with the provision of the international social security agreement between Canada and India, when he has not been here for ten years. The agreement with Canada helps many people who, in the absence of the agreement, would not be entitled to monthly pension, disability or survival benefits under the social security plans of one or both countries. It also helps people who would otherwise have to pay social security contributions to the two countries with the same incomes. Hello Peter – To get the full OAS, you must have 40 years of stay in Canada after the age of 18 and before receiving the OAS. Once you get a partial OAS, it doesn`t increase with each year of additional residency.
The table below outlines the different types of social security benefits to be paid under U.S. and Canadian social security plans and briefly outlines eligibility requirements for each type of benefit. If you do not qualify for these benefits, the agreement can help you qualify (see “How Benefits Can Be Paid”). Good morning, Carolyn — your SS advisor was wrong, at least from a Canadian perspective. Your CPP pension is based on your total cpp income, which is over 39 years on average (if you take it at age 65) and your U.S. income will be absolutely insignificant. Where the Canada-U.S. agreement can come into play, the question is whether you are eligible for the OAS. This is because it can help you meet the minimum residency requirement of 10 or 20 years to qualify for the OAS, but it has no influence on the amount of your OAS. Presatations Service 3 Office of Social Security Agreements Quebec Pension Board 1055, Boulevard René-Lévesque East, 13th Montreal Floor, Quebec H2L 4S5 Migrants who are sent to Britain from a country with which the United Kingdom has a mutual social security agreement (sometimes called a dual intervention agreement or totalization agreement) may not be required to pay NIC under the agreement.