Since Canada`s social security plan includes a specific retirement plan in the province of Quebec, an additional agreement was entered into with Quebec to extend the agreement to that province, also with effect from August 1, 1984. The terms of the agreement between the United States and Canada and the agreement between the United States and Quebec are very similar and, unless otherwise stated, references to the agreement between the United States and Canada also apply to the agreement between the United States and Quebec. The main objective of international agreements is to guarantee the rights to social security to workers, members of the law and those who live or visit it, in accordance with the legislation of both countries. A list of all countries with which Canada has agreements and explanations of each agreement can be found on the Service Canada website. International social security agreements guarantee the provision of social benefits, although this does not mean a change in the legislation in force in the country. Therefore, each party to the State party must analyse the claims for benefits submitted and determine the rights and conditions in accordance with the legislation in force in each country. Normally, people who are not U.S. citizens can only receive U.S. Social Security benefits outside the U.S. if they meet certain requirements.
However, under the agreement, you can receive benefits for as long as you reside in Canada, regardless of your nationality. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen and live in another country, you may not be eligible to receive benefits. The restrictions imposed on the United States are explained in the publication your Payments While You Are Outside The United States (publication number 05-10137). Hello SKK – Why do you check your authorization under the agreement? If you have lived more than 10 years in Canada after the age of 18 and have been living here (and for a year?) and you are over 65, you are entitled to the OAS without having to use the agreement. Your question doesn`t matter if your facts are accurate.. . . .