Nick – I am not an expert on the U.K.-Canada Treaty on Social Security (or other agreements), but as far as I know, nothing you do with regard to increasing your British pension will affect either your OAS or CPP right or your right. We recommend that you discuss your tax debts with Inland Revenue (New Zealand). Hello Doug, I read it through the various contributions and answers, but did not find an appropriate answer to my particular situation. If you have valid contributions (i.e. at least 10% of YMPE) for 2011, 2012 and 2013, is it possible that you will have a salary income in 2014 or could you claim an independent salary of at least $5,250 in 2014? I am 65 years old and a citizen of two states (United States and Canada) currently lives in the United States. Over the years, I have travelled back and forth between the two countries and have realized that you must have been in Canada at least 20 years after the age of 18 in order for your OAS pension to be payable permanently outside of Canada. If you apply from Canada, payment usually does not begin until the date you apply. In certain circumstances, we may pay you from the day you applied for your Canada pension. Hello Doug, I was born in 1949, I was raised and I worked in Canada until the age of 24, when I worked 11.5 years in the UK and Australia. In 1986, I returned to Canada with my English wife and taught a family that retired last year at the age of 66.
The past 2.5 years have been credited with my public pension entitlement in the UK, and I have acquired additional years to qualify for 30/30 years of British state pension. I think I am entitled to full OAS based on birth before 1952, living in Canada from 18-24 and here in the last 28 years, even though I am not 40 in Canada after the age of 18. I find that the application form asks for the details of my residence in the United Kingdom and the Aussie, but I understand that my right to benefit in the United Kingdom should not affect or decrease my Canadian performance, which I hope to start this month, after having pushed it back by 13 months after age 65. I have not yet started receiving UK benefits, but I will probably do so before the end of the year. Are my assumptions correct? Thank you for your help I have a question to ask the group about WFP and totalization in Canada and the U.S. and the U.K. The OAS is $578 per person per month, but if you live in Canada for only 4 years, you will receive only 4/40th of that amount, or about $57.80. Tom – Each stay in Canada is taken into account on the exact number of years/month/days, and then added up to get your total number of years. It becomes very difficult if someone has several exits/entries with little proof, but do his best and good luck.