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Old Age Security Act

Version of section 8 from 2010-12-15 to 2012-06-28:


Marginal note:Commencement of pension

  •  (1) Payment of pension to any person shall commence in the first month after the application therefor has been approved, but where an application is approved after the last day of the month in which it was received, the approval may be effective as of such earlier date, not prior to the day on which the application was received, as may be prescribed by regulation.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a person who has applied to receive a pension attained the age of sixty-five years before the day on which the application was received, the approval of the application may be effective as of such earlier day, not before the later of

    • (a) a day one year before the day on which the application was received, and

    • (b) the day on which the applicant attained the age of sixty-five years,

    as may be prescribed by regulation.

  • Marginal note:Incarcerated persons

    (2.1) Despite subsection (1), if the application by a person described in subsection 5(3) is approved while that person is incarcerated, payment of their pension shall commence in respect of the month in which they are released but only after they notify the Minister in writing before or after their release.

  • Marginal note:Duration

    (3) Subject to this Act, the pension shall continue to be paid during the lifetime of the pensioner and shall cease with the payment for the month in which the pensioner dies.

  • R.S., 1985, c. O-9, s. 8
  • 1995, c. 33, s. 3
  • 2010, c. 22, s. 4
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