Old Age Security
To be able to apply online, you must:
be at least 1 month past your 64th birthday
not be currently receiving an Old Age Security pension
have not already applied for the Old Age Security pension and Service Canada is not currently assessing your application
be currently living inside of Canada
not have an authorized third party on your account
If you are applying online, you’ll need a My Service Canada Account (MSCA).
If you don’t have a My Service Canada Account (MSCA), you can register for one. You’ll receive a personal access code to complete your registration.
Note: It's important to gather the information you need before you begin, because once you start the application, you cannot save it and continue later. Your session will expire after 20 minutes of inactivity (this time starts when your computer mouse stops moving and resets when your mouse is moved).
Gather your personal information before you begin
Apply using a paper application
If you are applying by mail you need to:
print and complete the paper form Application for the OAS and the GIS (ISP-3550)
include certified true copies of the required documents
mail the application or bring it in person to a Service Canada office
See the Reference Guide (ISP-3550A) for information on filling in your application form.