With prices increasing significantly I think it is a good idea. Many of our seniors live in poverty conditions and this would certainly help them.
By Nancy on May 15, 2021
That is partial compensation for those of us who turned 65 and had to take OAS at the regular rate. Those who were given the opportunity to hold off for a few years will be receiving more than us for the rest of their lives.
By Virginia Hoover on May 13, 2021
Giving it to those who are 75 and older . Sounds good but will cost little..
give it to all OAS recipients or direct the monies to LTC
By Enzo Galano on May 13, 2021
No, certainly no: CPP and OAS is set up to replace 1 / 3 of your income. People have to learn to save for their own instead of living like celebrities with money they don’t have.
What is a need for 75 years and older is affordable and good long term care facilities, better healthcare included dental and vision and hearing.
By Veronique Dewilde on May 13, 2021
I agree it should raise to 10 percent. It’s a good thing.
By Leebert on May 13, 2021
I do not agree to increase only the 75 years old. It is better to increase all 65 years old.
By Jose A Pineda on May 12, 2021
It is good at last it is happening.
By WILLIAM J. KUJUR. on May 12, 2021
Yes - BUT the OAS should be the same for every senior - not just over 75. Some people retire at age 65 and have limited income AND physical limitations already. If someone’s income is above the threshold (currently $75,910) the OAS is clawed back 15 cents per dollar ALTHOUGH - unless things have changed in the last two years - the amount clawed back is treated as taxes withheld. I agree with the suggestion to increase the GIS - after the OAS is increased to a reasonable living amount.
By Rosalind on May 12, 2021
Rather than increase OAS for ALL seniors, increasing the GIS eligibility would be a better route to go. It’s real easy to do an increase for the oldest age group when there are obviously fewer of them than there are at age 65. More smoke and mirrors. That age limit cuts out roughly half of the over 65 folks. The current guaranteed min. income for seniors is $1,542.16 per month. Try paying rent, groceries, car payment, insurance etc on that income! Better to eliminate OAS for those whose income is over $150,000 and give more to the lower income seniors. Not everyone had the opportunity to enjoy a high paying government job with great pensions during their working years.
By Pat Gamborg on May 12, 2021
I’m part of the at age 65 group ... first cheque arrives in November!!! Going to be nic to have cheques coming to me instead of the other way around
By ALAN ROWELL on May 12, 2021
Give it all Seniors . Seniors 65 are having a hard making ends meet, lots are living off credit card debt.
Paid taxes 40-50 years and in retirement years thrown off as people that count. Shame Shame.
By Nikodemus Wetsch on May 12, 2021
I agree with many of the comments in that there should be an increase in the OAS to seniors. However, I voted no because the increase should be given at earlier age of 65 when seniors actually qualify and start receiving OAS. The increase should likely be less than 10% but not the 1% ish they seem to generally receive. I would be in favour of a COL adjustment adjusted for inflation each year. They should first be given an increase of 4 to 5% initially, though.
By Robert A Litschel on May 12, 2021
An increase in the OAS is more than overdue. A large number of seniors over the age of 75 live in care homes so this increase would simply go into the pockets of the care homes. If there is going to be an increase it should be at age 65.
By Conrad P on May 12, 2021
you call seniors .seniors are over 65 years old. why not increase oas to all seniors over 65
By sia on May 10, 2021
Rather than an across-the-board increase at age 75, perhaps there should be a raising of the limits before GIS is cut off and when OAS is clawed back.
By Jo Ruelle on May 07, 2021
I don’t agree with an-across the board increase. If the intention is to help seniors with lower incomes, then increase the Guaranteed Income supplements.
By deb wilson on May 06, 2021
An increase in the OAS is more than overdue. I’m not sure I agree with the 75 years of age and older. A large number of seniors over the age of 75 live in care homes so this increase would simply go into the pockets of the care homes. If there is going to be an increase it should be at age 65.
By Sandra on May 06, 2021