Allowance for people aged 60 to 64 – After you’ve applied

6. After you’ve applied

Service Canada will inform you in writing whether your application was approved or not, or whether additional information or documentation is required to make a decision on your application.

What if I disagree with a decision?

If you are dissatisfied with the decision of Service Canada concerning your application for an Old Age Security pension or benefit, you may request a reconsideration of your case. You must make your request for reconsideration in writing within 90 days after you are notified in writing of the decision.

When will my Allowance payments begin?

Your Allowance payments will begin during one of the following months, whichever is latest:

  • the same month your spouse or common-law partner starts receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement;
  • the month after you meet the eligibility requirements;
  • the month after your 60th birthday; or
  • up to 11 months prior to the date we received your application (if you applied after your 60th birthday).
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