Totalization only comes into play if it does not separately meet the eligibility criteria for both countries. To apply to the OAS from outside Canada, for example, it takes 20 years to stay in Canada after the age of 18. If she has that, she qualifies for the OAS without using the agreement. If this is not the case, it could use some of its years of contribution to the U.S. SS system to reach the 20-year threshold, but the amount of its OAS would be strictly based on the actual number of years of stay in Canada. I am a Canadian citizen – worked in the United States for 3 different companies (28 quarters in total), returned to Canada in 2009. Have worked as an employee and also independent for parts of this period. Currently (I am 73 years old), I receive CPP/OAS services at the same time as a supplement of QPP – I am employed as a teacher, so my income varies depending on the course load. Is there, as an income recipient in the United States, a certain 7-year pension that I could receive because of the high amount of mandatory SS contributions I made while I was employed in the United States? You know that I am not directly entitled to U.S. pension benefits because I do not fill the required 40 quarters of employment. … would an additional benefit under international agreements be available in this regard? Hello, Doug, thank you for this information.
In my situation, I am a nurse and have worked in total about 7 years in the United States on the TN visa. So far, I have worked for about 25 years (Post College) in Canada. So when the time comes to retire, do I have to apply for both Social Security, KKP and OAP and receive these benefits individually? It`s true? Thanks to you, you have to take into account the terms of the corresponding agreement to determine the rules that apply – the relevant agreement is the agreement between the UK and the country in which the worker has already contributed (although the situation may be more complex in three or more countries). In general, these agreements stipulate that migrants must pay NIC, unless the bilateral social security agreement with Chile has begun on 1 June 2015. This guide has been updated to include Chile on the list of non-EEA countries that have an agreement with the United Kingdom. Hello Veronica – Your husband is definitely entitled to a CPP pension, and he can also claim the OAS under the Canada-U.S. agreement. In any event, they are eligible for both the CPCs and the OAS. I think you need 10 years (40 quarters) to qualify for the U.S. Social Security type, but then again, you might be eligible under the Canada-U.S. agreement if you have less than 10 full years.