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Old Age Security Act

Version of section 5 from 2013-12-12 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:Limitations

  •  (1) No pension may be paid to any person unless that person is qualified under subsection 3(1) or (2), an application therefor has been made by or on behalf of that person and the application has been approved, and, except as provided in this Act, no pension may be paid to any person in respect of any period prior to the day on which that person’s application is approved.

  • Marginal note:Application deemed to have been made and approved

    (2) 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 (1) to have been made by that person and approved, on the day on which the person reached that age.

  • Marginal note:Incarcerated persons

    (3) No pension may be paid in respect of a period of incarceration — exclusive of the first month of that period — to a person who is subject to a sentence of imprisonment

  • Marginal note:Waiver of application

    (4) The Minister may, on the day on which a person attains 65 years of age, waive the requirement referred to in subsection (1) for an application if the Minister is satisfied, based on information that is available to him or her under this Act, that the person is qualified under subsection 3(1) or (2) for the payment of a pension.

  • Marginal note:Notice of intent

    (5) If the Minister intends to waive the requirement for an application in respect of a person, the Minister shall notify the person in writing of that intention and provide them with the information on which the Minister intends to rely to approve the payment of a pension.

  • Marginal note:Inaccuracies

    (6) The person shall, before the day on which they attain 65 years of age, file with the Minister a statement in which the person corrects any inaccuracies in the information provided by the Minister under subsection (5).

  • Marginal note:Declining waiver

    (7) The person may, before the day on which they attain 65 years of age, decline a waiver of the requirement for an application by notifying the Minister in writing of their decision to do so.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation of waiver

    (8) Even if the requirement for an application is intended to be waived in respect of a person under subsection (4), the Minister may, before the day on which the person attains 65 years of age, require that the person make an application for payment of a pension and, in that case, the Minister shall notify the person in writing of that requirement.

  • R.S., 1985, c. O-9, s. 5
  • 1995, c. 33, s. 2
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 209(E)
  • 2010, c. 22, s. 3
  • 2012, c. 19, ss. 296, 450
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 236
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