Canada. Service Canada

Old Age Security Programs, Scarborough Area Office

Public Comments If you are calling from a country other than Canada or the United States you can contact the OAS office at 1-613-957-1954 (collect calls accepted). If you are experiencing difficulties in contacting the office, please contact your Canadian Embassy or Consulate for information on how to reach the local office.
Description & Services
Description (Service) Old Age Security (OAS) Monthly pension to legal residents of Canada 65 years and older, regardless of income or assets * full pension to those who have lived in Canada for at least 40 years after turning 18 * partial pension may be available

Old Age Security Identification Card OAS recipients may request an Identification Card to be used to cash pension cheques or as proof of age for senior discounts * no official standing as identificationn

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) Monthly supplement for low income OAS recipients living in Canada * reapply when income taxes are filed

Allowance Monthly benefit for low income spouses (60-64 years) of GIS recipients * based on combined income of the couple * reapply when income taxes are filed

Allowance for the Survivor Monthly benefit for low income widowed spouses 60-64 years * reapply when income taxes are filed

Programs of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, delivered by Service Canada.
Hours Telephone Service Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm to speak to an agent * Recorded information Mon-Sun 24 hours
Dates All year
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility See description for age and other qualifications -- see website for further criteria * 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
Fees None
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone English 1-800-277-9914 * French 1-800-277-9915
TDD Phone Toll free 1-800-255-4786
Located In Community Scarborough
Mailing Address PO Box 5100 
Station D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
Accessibility Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government