|Record #: VIQ0958||Last Full Update: 29 Sep 2017|
|Alternate Name||Allowance ; Allowance for the Survivor ; GIS ; Guaranteed Income Supplement ; HRSDC ; Human Resources and Social Development Canada ; OAS ; Old age security ; Old Age Security Identification Card ; SDC ; Seniors Discount Card ; Seniors Identification Card ; ServiceCanada ; Spouses Allowance ; VIQ ; widowed spouses allowance|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Belleville|
|Address & Map|
|Intersection||North Front St and Moira St W|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 4800
Belleville, ON K8N 5E2
|Bus Route Notes||Belleville Transit Map|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Description and Services|
|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 * persons who cannot meet the requirements for full pension may earn a partial pension.
Old Age Security Identification Card
Allows OAS recipients 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 * reapply when income taxes are filed * not payable outside Canada beyond a period of 6 months regardless of how long the person lived in Canada.
Monthly allowance for spouses 60-64 years of Old Age Security pensioners receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement * based on combined income of the couple * residence requirements * proof of age required * reapply when income taxes are filed.
Allowance for the Survivor
Monthly allowance for widowed spouses 60-64 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.
Programs of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, delivered by Service Canada
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Belleville ; Central Hastings ; Tyendinaga (Village of)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 65 year(s) and up
See below for age and other qualifications * Canada has reciprocal social security agreements with many other countries -- see website for details
|Application||Apply 6 months before becoming eligible * application forms available online, by phone or in person at Service Canada sites -- see separate entries|
|Languages||English ; French|
|Service Categories||Allowance for the Survivor Program ; Guaranteed Income Supplement ; Old Age Security Program ; Spouse's Allowance|
|Office Phone||Toll free 1-800-622-6232|
|Toll Free Phone||English 1-800-277-9914 * French 1-800-277-9915|
|TTY Phone||Toll free 1-800-255-4786|