All of these agreements are based on the concept of shared responsibility. Responsibility-sharing agreements are reciprocal. Under each agreement, partner countries make concessions to their social security qualification rules so that those covered by the agreement have access to payments that they may not be eligible for. The responsibility for social security is thus distributed among the countries in which a person has lived during his or her working years and where the person is able to obtain potential rights. In general, it is possible to access a pension from one country in the second country, although the paying country retains some discretion with regard to the exchange and delivery mechanisms used. They are quite entitled to a CPP old-age pension, even without using the agreement. You are entitled to a small OAS pension under the contract. I help my father apply for his OAS and CPP disability and I have some difficulty understanding eligibility. Please help me. My family and I emigrated to Canada in 1986. My father worked for CPP from 1987 to 2009, he returned to Taiwan in 2009 and retired there in his hometown.
He applied for the Taiwan superannuation. Is he entitled to the OAS and the CPC? If I help him apply, does he meet the minimum requirements? I am barely on time, and I am telling the government that I worked in Asia after 2000, even though I returned to Canada for a few years during that time. I don`t know if citizenship is a factor in preserving American SS, but otherwise, it could definitely get both oAS and SS (as well as CPP with the WEP offset). If you have social security credits in both the U.S. and Canada, you may be eligible for benefits from one or both countries. If you meet all the essential requirements under a country`s system, you will benefit regularly from that country. If you don`t meet the basic requirements, the agreement can help you qualify for a performance, as explained below. The only possibility that an international agreement can help you qualify for a CPP disability pension is to meet the minimum contribution requirement of 4 years of contributions for the last 6 years and an income of at least 10% of the YMPEs for each of these four years. Meeting these minimum contribution requirements is generally not difficult if you have lived in Canada all your life.
It is much more difficult if you have moved to one or another country partly through life. In the absence of a social security agreement between these countries, individuals would not be entitled to benefits from one or both of these countries.