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How does one get the government seniors card in Ottawa

I get this question all the time - where does one get the senior's id card in Ontario or Ottawa. If you try to find by searching the goverment website you could be there for days but here is the short scoop

The Senior's id card is actually sent to you automatically when you apply for OAS or Old Age Security Benefits. However you must apply for the benefits to receive the card as the benefits do not come automatically. This is part of the Old Age Security (OAS) Program if you're looking online.

Here is the website that takes you to that information.
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/common/contactus/oas.shtml

Here is some info from that site so see whether you qualify.

1. What is the Old Age Security pension?
The Old Age Security pension is a monthly payment available to most Canadians aged 65 or older. You must apply to receive benefits. If you meet the eligibility requirements explained below, you may be entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension even if you are still working or have never worked.

2. Am I eligible?
We look at three factors to determine if you can receive the Old Age Security pension: your age, your legal status, and the number of years you have lived in Canada.

If one of the two scenarios listed below describes your situation, you may be eligible to receive the Old Age Security pension.

Scenario 1 - People living in Canada
•You must be 65 years of age or older.
•You must live in Canada and be a Canadian citizen or a legal resident at the time we approve your pension application.
•You must have lived in Canada for at least 10 years after turning 18.
Scenario 2 - People living outside Canada
•You must be 65 years of age or older.
•You must have been a Canadian citizen or a legal resident of Canada the day before you left Canada.
•You must have lived in Canada for at least 20 years after turning 18.
If you are not covered by either of these two scenarios, you may still qualify for a pension since Canada has social security agreements with many countries. If you have lived in one of these countries or contributed to its social security system, you may qualify for a pension from that country, from Canada or from both countries. For more information, contact us or see International Benefits.

How to Apply?

You can visit the following website to find and print the application forms to apply
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=profile&form=isp3000&lang=e

If these links are for some reason not working let us know by sending an email to info@ottawaseniors.com and we'll try to search them out again and correct them.

Cheers,
Eric



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