Income assistance problems – Public pensions

Are you having problems with your Canada Pension Plan Retirement (CPP), Old Age Pension (OAS) or Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)?  Contact us to find out about your legal rights.

Canada Pension Plan Retirement (CPP)

If you contributed to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) while you were working, you can choose to receive a pension as early as age 60 or as late as age 70, based on your contributions and when you choose to begin to receive benefits.  Find out more about the CPP on the Government of Canada website, including current rates.

Visit Your Legal Rights on the CLEO Connect site (training and tools for community workers) for information and resources on CPP.

Old Age Security Pension (OAS)

This is a benefit available to seniors aged 65 or older who meet the Canadian legal status and residency requirements.  Find out more about the Old Age Pension (OAS) on the Government of Canada website, including current rates.

Visit Your Legal Rights for information and resources on OAS.

Steps to Justice also has information on Old Age Security on their website.

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

This is a benefit you may qualify for if you are receiving Old Age Security but your annual income is lower than the maximum annual threshold. Eligibility for GIS is reviewed every year, but if you qualify you will be automatically renewed.  Read more about the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) on the Government of Canada website.