Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website
Office Phone English Inquiry Line, toll free 1-800-277-9914 * French Inquiry Line, toll free 1-800-277-9915
TDD Phone Toll free 1-800-255-4786
Website www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/oas-cpp
Located In Community Toronto
Mailing Address c/o Service Canada 
Box 5100 
Stn D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Description and Services
Description (Service) Monthly retirement pension available at 65 years (or between 60 and 64 years if earning requirements met during initial qualifying period) * disability benefits if under 65, plus allowance for dependent children * survivor benefit * orphan's benefit for dependent children * also death benefit (lump sum payment to estate, or persons responsible for funeral costs) * pension credits earned by either spouse during legal or common law marriage (same-sex or opposite-sex) may be divided equally (credit splitting) on termination of marriage or after separation for one year

Survivor and disability benefits subject to a qualifying period -- duration varies depending on length of individual's contributory period and benefit applied for * under certain conditions periods of contributions made in agreement countries may be added to periods of contributions under CPP to meet minimum qualifying period * amount of CPP benefits payable is in proportion to contributions

Program of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, delivered by Service Canada
Hours Recorded information Mon-Sun 24 hours * call Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm to speak to an agent
Dates Year-round
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Contributors to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) * Canada has reciprocal social security agreements with many countries, which may allow people who have lived or worked in another country to qualify for a foreign pension
Application Apply 6 months before becoming eligible (not automatic) * application forms available online, by phone or in person at Service Canada sites -- see separate entries
Languages English ; French
Service Categories Canada Pension Plan ; Canada Pension Plan Survivors Benefit ; Federal Government Information Lines ~ Canadian Retirement Issues ; Old Age Security Program