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Canada Pension Plan - Retirement Pension

A Retirement pension that provides a monthly benefit to eligible Canadians. Benefits are based on earnings and contributions from age 18 or the start of the plan in 1966, more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
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Castlegar Seniors Outreach & Support (SOS)

Provides direct advocacy to seniors free of charge, on a variety of topics including income, debt, housing and more. Services include resource & referral information and form / application completion, more info

Address / Contact Info
Castlegar & District Community Services Society
1007 2nd Street
, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Y4
Coordinator: (250) 365-2104 Ext 23
Assistant: (250) 365-2104 Ext 25
Fax: (250) 365-2154
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Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society

Supports and involves seniors by providing information, referral and advocacy.more info

Address / Contact Info
719 Vernon Street
, Nelson, BC, V1L 2B9
Phone: (250) 352-6008
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Old Age Security Program - Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is paid to seniors who receive the Old Age Security (OAS) Pension and whose income is under certain thresholds.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Old Age Security Program - Old Age Security Pension

The Old Age Security (OAS) Pension is paid to Canadian citizens or legal residents who are age 65 and over and who have met the residence requirements.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Old Age Security Program - The Allowance, The Allowance for the Survivor

Benefits paid to the aged 60 to 64 spouse of a senior (or a deceased senior) who is receiving the Old Age Security Pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. Certain other criteria must also be met.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Veterans Affairs

Provides services and benefits to: Members of the Canadian Forces and Merchant Navy veterans, certain civilians because of their wartime service, former members of the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Survivors and dependents of military and civilian personnel.more info

Address / Contact Info
Veterans Affairs Canada Office
60 Nanaimo Avenue West
, Penticton, BC, V2A 1N1
Toll-free: 1-866-522-2122
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