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Old Age Security Act

Version of section 7.1 from 2013-07-01 to 2021-06-28:


Marginal note:Voluntary deferral — full monthly pension

  •  (1) If a person applies for their pension after they become qualified to receive a full monthly pension, the amount of that pension, as calculated in accordance with section 7, is increased by 0.6% for each month in the period that begins in the month after the month in which the person becomes qualified for that pension and that ends in the month in which the person’s application is approved.

  • Marginal note:Voluntary deferral — partial monthly pension

    (2) If a person applies for their pension after they become qualified to receive a partial monthly pension, the amount of that pension, as it is calculated in accordance with subsection 3(3) at the time that they become qualified for that pension, is increased by 0.6% for each month in the period that begins in the month after that time and that ends in the month in which the person’s application is approved.

  • Marginal note:Greatest amount of pension

    (3) A person who is qualified to receive a monthly pension shall, unless they decide otherwise, receive the greatest of the following amounts:

    • (a) the amount of the full monthly pension as it is increased under subsection (1), if the person is qualified to receive a full monthly pension,

    • (b) the amount of the partial monthly pension as it is increased under subsection (2), and

    • (c) the amount of the partial monthly pension as it is calculated under subsection 3(3) at the time that the person’s application is approved.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (4) Despite subsections (1) and (2), the amount of a pension is not increased for any month

    • (a) before July 2013;

    • (b) after the month in which the person attains 70 years of age; or

    • (c) in which the person’s pension would not be paid by virtue of subsection 5(3), or would be suspended under subsection 9(1) or (3), if the person were a pensioner.

  • 2012, c. 19, s. 451
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