Old Age Security Act

Version of section 11 from 2007-05-03 to 2017-11-26:


Marginal note:Supplement payable

  •  (1) Subject to this Part and the regulations, for each month in any payment period, a monthly guaranteed income supplement may be paid to a pensioner.

  • Marginal note:Requirement for application

    (2) Subject to subsection (4), no supplement may be paid to a pensioner for a month in any payment period unless an application for payment of a supplement has been made by the pensioner and payment of the supplement for months in that year has been approved under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Application deemed to be made and approved

    (3) Where an allowance ceases to be payable to a person by reason of that person having reached sixty-five years of age, the Minister may deem an application under subsection (2) to have been made by that person and approved, on the day on which the person reached that age.

  • Marginal note:Waiver of application

    (4) The Minister may waive the requirement referred to in subsection (2) for an application for payment of a supplement for any month or months in a payment period if an application for payment of a supplement has been made in respect of any payment period before that payment period.

  • Marginal note:Notice where subsequent application required

    (5) Where the requirement for an application for payment of a supplement for any month or months in a payment period has been waived under subsection (4) and an application is required for payment of a supplement for any subsequent month or months in that payment period, the Minister shall, not later than fifteen days before that subsequent month or the first of those subsequent months, notify the pensioner in writing that an application is required.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation of waiver

    (6) Notwithstanding that the requirement for an application for payment of a supplement for any month or months has been waived under subsection (4), the Minister may require that the pensioner make an application for payment of a supplement for that month or for any of those months, and in such a case, the Minister shall, not later than fifteen days before that month or the first of those months, notify the pensioner in writing that an application is required.

  • Marginal note:Limitations on payment of supplement

    (7) No supplement may be paid to a pensioner for

    • (a) any month that is more than eleven months before the month in which the application is received or is deemed to have been made or in which the requirement for an application has been waived, as the case may be;

    • (b) any month for which no pension may be paid to the pensioner;

    • (c) any month throughout which the pensioner is absent from Canada having commenced to be absent from Canada either before or after becoming a pensioner and having remained outside Canada before that month for six consecutive months, exclusive of the month in which the pensioner left Canada;

    • (d) any month throughout which the pensioner is not resident in Canada, having ceased to reside in Canada, either before or after becoming a pensioner, six months before the beginning of that month; or

    • (e) any month during which the pensioner is

  • Marginal note:Application of para. (7)(e)

    (8) Paragraph (7)(e) does not apply to a pensioner where an event as provided by the regulations has occurred.

  • R.S., 1985, c. O-9, s. 11
  • 1995, c. 33, s. 5
  • 1996, c. 18, s. 51
  • 1998, c. 21, ss. 107, 119
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 209(E)
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 264
  • 2007, c. 11, s. 16
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