I see that you are an expert in the field and that you enjoy reading your answers to other people`s questions. My wife and I have been Canadian citizens since the mid-1990s, but we have lived in the United States since the late 1990s. While I was earning income in the U.S. and accumulated 40 Social Security credits, my wife has an income from work in the U.S. and has lived in Canada for about 4 years. Could his 18-year-old residence in the U.S. be used to help him meet the 10-year Canadian residency requirement or the 20-year residency requirement outside of Canada for AEO benefits? Is the AEO benefit approximately 578$US per person or per couple? Is there a possibility or risk that the OAS will be reduced/eliminated in the future, especially for Canadian citizens who have qualified for a significant amount of the Social Security benefit in another country such as the United States? Hello SKK – Why do you check your authorization under the agreement? If you have lived more than 10 years in Canada after the age of 18 and have been living here (and for a year?) and you are over 65, you are entitled to the OAS without having to use the agreement. Your question does not matter if your facts are correct. I am receiving a military pension from a country (India) that does not have social security agreements with Canada. Is this going to impact my OAS and GIS privileges Hello Doug, thank you for your help.
Thank you for let me know that I will qualify for both. You know if we`re going to unscrew the other? For example, if I qualify for $1000 in SS and $300 in CPP, I will only get the maximum of $1000 – both countries sharing the costs? Or do I receive a total of $1300 from both? I understand that the CPP program is currently around $1200 and that most Canadians are not getting the maximum. So, if I wonder how they handle 2 systems and fairness and don`t dive systems twice, etc. Brent – Yes, I`m pretty sure you`ll qualify for U.S. Social Security under the Canada-U.S. agreement. Thank you for all your wisdom on this very important subject. I am wondering about the Canada/UK social security agreement. I am 41 years old and most of my professional life (since 2001) I live and work in Canada.