Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Old Age Security Pension

  • Financial Assistance

The Old Age Security pension is a monthly payment available to most Canadians aged 65 or older. You must apply to receive benefits. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension even if you are still working or have never worked.

You should apply for the Old Age Security pension six months before you turn 65. Normally, you have to prove that you are at least 65 years old by submitting a birth or baptismal certificate. You do not have to provide these certificates if you applied for a benefit under the Canada Pension Plan and sent one of these documents at that time.

The Old Age Security pension is like a large pie divided into 40 equal portions. If you qualify for the "full pension," you are entitled to receive all 40 portions each month. If you qualify for a "partial pension," you will receive some, but not all, of the 40 portions each month. Whether you qualify for a full or partial pension depends on how long you've lived in Canada.

For more information:

Phone: 1-800-277-9914 (Toll-free) or 1-800-255-4786 (TTY)

Visit the website here.

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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