In 1977, the Canadian government began to conclude international social security agreements, and today it has concluded more than 50 such agreements. You can view the agreements in Search the Treaty List (Global Affairs Canada). A list of all the countries with which Canada has agreements and explanations on each agreement is available on the Service Canada website. Hello Selena – I don`t know anything about social security programs in Colombia, but there are no restrictions in the Canadian system that would prevent you from receiving pensions from both countries. The legislative references contained in the Social Security Agreements for Canada are the Old Age Security Act and the Pension Plan Canada. Most agreements are similar and are generally designed to do two things: they may also be eligible for a partial agreement from the OAS. The OAS is approximately $15.00 per month for each year of stay in Canada after the age of 18 and before receiving the OAS. Maintaining the OAS has no influence on U.S. social benefits. Thank you for explaining the confusion about all of this. In any event, I will wait a few more years before applying for benefits under one of the two programs. In the meantime, I will rely on the returns on my investments and on American Social Security to finance my part-time work.
While these two objectives are important, this article will focus only on how agreements fill gaps in coverage. Your wife should probably also be eligible for a CPP old-age pension, but receiving CPCs can affect the amount of their U.S. Social Security amount under the WFP. I live in Canada all the time and emigrated with my family from Trinidad in 2003, where I lived for 49 years. I participated for 24 years in the social security program in Trinidad, including the three years between 2003 and 2006, when I was living in Canada, but I was employed in a Trinidadian company. Between 2006 and 2009, I worked for a Canadian company in a 28-day rotation cycle to Algeria. Between 2010 and mid-2017, my job required long absences from Canada to the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland. I have consistently maintained my public relations status since the first edition of 1997, paid annual cra taxes from 2003 to 2017 and submitted returns for 2018 and 2019. I receive a PPP of 1716 USD and I applied in January 2019 oAS, GIS and spouse assistance. In February 2019, Service Canada informed me that I was not eligible for the OAS because I had not met the minimum requirement of 10 years of stay in Canada. My case was sent to International Operations for further evaluation.