Old Age Security decisions

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Use this tool to find relevant decisions that could help you prepare for your Old Age Security (OAS) appeal. The tool is organized by different subjects and benefits available under OAS. The tool will be updated over time.

Tribunal members must follow the decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. They do not have to follow previous Tribunal decisions, but these could influence their decision.

If the legislation changes or the court decides otherwise, some of the decisions in this tool may no longer be relevant.

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Standard of review at the Federal Court



Reasons for decision

Challenges under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

OAS full or partial pension


Residence in Canada

Making a home and ordinarily living in Canada

Absences from Canada

Immigration status

Residence on or before July 1, 1977

International social security agreements

Retroactivity of payments

Cessation of the OAS pension

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

Allowance and allowance for survivor


Separated spouses or common-law partners

Subsequent marriage or relationship


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