Assistance for New Residents of Canada:
Are you eligible for Canada Child Benefit?
Most Canadians are aware about Government program that pays parents to raise their children. However, not all New Residents of Canada know about it, for example, international students with children may qualify for this benefit. To start receiving that benefit (previously known as CCTB and UCC, and starting from 2016 Canada Child Benefit: CCB) the new resident should apply for it. The application is available on the Revenue Canada’s website, but if you have difficulties with paper work, or have no time, contact to us for the assistance.
How to apply for Old Age Security (OAS)? Starting from 2013 most Canadians will not be filing applications for the OAS because it will be done automatically. The immigrants, who reached the age 65 and lived in Canada at least 10 years has to prepare some papers that would explain why did they move to Canada, how long have they been in Canada, do they have some other pensions from their home countries and so on. The amount of OAS will be prorated according to the time that person lived in Canada. The base amount is 40 years that it qualifies for 100% of OAS. If the person has been living in Canada for 20 years then it will be 50% of OAS. The application for OAS is available at the CRA web site, but the process itself might take time, when you have to answer many questions and prepare many additional documents.
If you need advice about your situation, please give us a call 250 377 5743, we are here to assist you.