Hello Eric – I don`t know the age rules you can/must make to apply for U.S. Social Security, but I do know that everything you do about your SS doesn`t affect your CPC or your OAS. Therefore, you can apply for your CPC from the age of 60 (at a reduced rate), but the first year you can apply for the OAS is the age of 65. Sir, I have been a Canadian citizen since 2008 and have visited India several times due to property issues, and during my visit I had a stroke twice and was diagnosed with a disability. I don`t have a permanent home in India and I`m on rent to survive as I recently generated business but is still losing out. The property is still unsold, I have been filling ITax for all the years also explaining my capital gains by form 1135. Now applied OAS paper to Service Canada and awaiting response. In September, I will be 65 years old, family in Canada and home, as for my less days of stay in Canada, I could get social security benefits between Canada and India. Please advise you. Thank you and thanks to S.S.Dhindsa Before the agreement, workers, employers and the self-employed may, under certain circumstances, be required to pay social security contributions in the United States and Canada for the same work. 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? The convention is a limited agreement that only applies to contributions. It is not a standard agreement and cannot help people qualify for social benefits in Canada and the United Kingdom. The list of countries with which the Uk has a social security agreement is on GOV.UK. New Zealand has social security agreements with Australia, Denmark, Greece, Jersey and Guernsey, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. You must re-apply for your New Zealand allowance or annuity under the corresponding agreement if you move to one of these countries. I am a Colombian citizen and have been living in Canada for 15 years, I am 55 years old and I intend to continue living in Canada and retire here.