12 Apr Social Security Agreement Between Canada And Albania
Albania currently participates in three other SSAs, accordingly with Turkey, Belgium and Bulgaria. The SSA between Albania and Bulgaria is in force, but the authorities of both countries are working to negotiate a new SSA. Hello Pedro – you are right to be able to use the Canada/Brazil agreement to qualify for a partial 13/40ths of the OAS at age 65 or older, but the allowance if a person is considered to be resident in Canada, regardless of the number of years prior to his stay. I am 65 years old and a citizen of two states (United States and Canada) currently lives in the United States. Over the years, I have travelled back and forth between the two countries and have realized that you must have been in Canada at least 20 years after the age of 18 in order for your OAS pension to be payable permanently outside of Canada. Good morning, Carolyn — your SS advisor was wrong, at least from a Canadian perspective. Your CPP pension is based on your total cpp income, which is over 39 years on average (if you take it at age 65) and your U.S. income will be absolutely insignificant. Where the Canada-U.S. agreement can come into play, the question is whether you are eligible for the OAS. This is because it can help you meet the minimum residency requirement of 10 or 20 years to qualify for the OAS, but it has no influence on the amount of your OAS. Thank you for this valuable service Doug.
When I left Canada almost 20 years ago, I applied for SSA benefits after accumulating enough credits. The SSA reduced my performance by more than 50% because I had already applied for and received benefits for my years working in Canada. My wife (Canadian citizen) is now claiming SSA benefits and is also entitled to Canada benefits. Although she has lived and worked in Canada for 11 years, I know that she may be eligible for CPC and OAS benefits under the Canada-U.S. Social Security Agreement. I understand that their SSA benefits would probably be reduced by every CPC benefit she receives, but the OAS is NOT a benefit determined by Canadian income, so I wonder if her SSA application could be reduced if she received an OAA from Canada. The agreement was signed by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Albania`s Ambassador to Canada, Ermal Muca. According to the announcement, the reason for this agreement is to avoid double coverage for the same period and the association of pension insurance periods in both countries and the export of pensions. I am a Colombian citizen and have been living in Canada for 15 years, I am 55 years old and I intend to continue living in Canada and retire here. However, I worked for 12 years in Colombia, and after I arrived, I continue to pay my retirement plan in Colombia. I know there is no agreement between Canada and Colombia.
So the question is when I`m 65, can I receive pension funds from Canada and Colombia? Because I pay in both systems? Or should I expect Canada to forbid me and not allow me to get my pension benefits from my Colombian system? Dear Doug, I worked for seven years in the British social pension system and worked for seven years before immigrating to Canada. Since my retirement date is scheduled for next month, two months ago, I filed my social pension application form in the UK to tell me that I am not eligible (at least 10 years) because of an insufficient contribution. I was also told that I could not take advantage of the contribution made to the CPC and the OAS of Canada to increase the United Kingdom`s qualification year to 10 years, when both countries have some sort of response agreement. Is there a recourse I can take to allow me to compensate for 7-year contributions to the UK pension plan? It seems so unfair not to be able to get back some of my money.