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Old Age Security Act

Version of section 3 from 2003-01-01 to 2013-06-30:


Marginal note:Payment of full pension

  •  (1) Subject to this Act and the regulations, a full monthly pension may be paid to

    • (a) every person who was a pensioner on July 1, 1977;

    • (b) every person who

      • (i) on July 1, 1977 was not a pensioner but had attained twenty-five years of age and resided in Canada or, if that person did not reside in Canada, had resided in Canada for any period after attaining eighteen years of age or possessed a valid immigration visa,

      • (ii) has attained sixty-five years of age, and

      • (iii) has resided in Canada for the ten years immediately preceding the day on which that person’s application is approved or, if that person has not so resided, has, after attaining eighteen years of age, been present in Canada prior to those ten years for an aggregate period at least equal to three times the aggregate periods of absence from Canada during those ten years, and has resided in Canada for at least one year immediately preceding the day on which that person’s application is approved; and

    • (c) every person who

      • (i) was not a pensioner on July 1, 1977,

      • (ii) has attained sixty-five years of age, and

      • (iii) has resided in Canada after attaining eighteen years of age and prior to the day on which that person’s application is approved for an aggregate period of at least forty years.

  • Marginal note:Payment of partial pension

    (2) Subject to this Act and the regulations, a partial monthly pension may be paid for any month in a payment quarter to every person who is not eligible for a full monthly pension under subsection (1) and

    • (a) has attained sixty-five years of age; and

    • (b) has resided in Canada after attaining eighteen years of age and prior to the day on which that person’s application is approved for an aggregate period of at least ten years but less than forty years and, where that aggregate period is less than twenty years, was resident in Canada on the day preceding the day on which that person’s application is approved.

  • Marginal note:Amount of partial pension

    (3) The amount of a partial monthly pension, for any month, shall bear the same relation to the full monthly pension for that month as the aggregate period that the applicant has resided in Canada after attaining eighteen years of age and prior to the day on which the application is approved, determined in accordance with subsection (4), bears to forty years.

  • Marginal note:Rounding of aggregate period

    (4) For the purpose of calculating the amount of a partial monthly pension under subsection (3), the aggregate period described in that subsection shall be rounded to the lower multiple of a year when it is not a multiple of a year.

  • Marginal note:Additional residence irrelevant for partial pensioner

    (5) Once a person’s application for a partial monthly pension has been approved, the amount of monthly pension payable to that person under this Part may not be increased on the basis of subsequent periods of residence in Canada.

  • R.S., c. O-6, s. 3
  • R.S., c. 21(2nd Supp.), s. 1
  • 1972, c. 10, s. 2
  • 1976-77, c. 9, s. 1
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