The same information required for a U.S. insurance certificate is required to obtain an insurance certificate from Canada or Quebec, except that you must display your social security number in Canada instead of your social security number in the United States. Dear Doug, great and useful contributions, thank you very much. My case is this: worked in Romania for ten years between 1990 and 2000, lived and worked in Canada for six years (all taxes paid), from 2001 to 2006, then moved to Romania to be my aging parents, where I have since my residency and work. Question 1: Given that the international social security agreement with Romania will come into force on 01.11.2011, does it apply retroactively if the aforementioned six Canadian years are taken into account (and into account)? This is intended for totalization in both countries, I would decide to apply at the age of 65. Maybe it`s Romania. Question 2: What Canadian pension benefits would I be entitled to if I added up the three contribution segments? If you move from Canada to a country with which New Zealand does not have a social security agreement, your New Zealand benefits or pensions will be suspended. While these two objectives are important, this article will focus only on how agreements fill gaps in coverage. Hello Pierre – If you have been in Canada for at least 20 years after the age of 18, you are entitled to a partial OAS, wherever you live without agreement.
If you have been in Canada less than 20 years after the age of 18, you would not be eligible for the OAS if you reside outside of Canada, unless you qualify under one of the many international agreements. While the U.S.-Canada agreement and the U.S.-Quebec agreement allow the Social Security Administration to count your CPP or PPH credits to help you qualify for U.S. pension, disability or survival benefits, the agreement does not cover Medicare benefits. Therefore, we cannot count your credits in Canada or Quebec to qualify for free Medicare insurance. 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. Thanks and greetings S.S.Dhindsa My question is that my stay in Asia can be considered a residence in Canada regarding my relations with Canada during the period of absence, so I start at the OAS in 2020, When I go to Asia Hi SKK – Why check your right as part of the agreement? If you have lived in Canada for more than 10 years after the age of 18 and have been living here now (and for a year?) and are over 65, you are entitled to the OAS without having to use the agreement. Your question is irrelevant if your facts are correct.
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. Hello Mark – I`m not going to pretend to be an expert on the Canada-U.K. deal, but I understand that it can`t be used to qualify for the benefits of the OAS as most other agreements allow.