Government Logic and Red Tape

How is this for a formula.

  • Take one immigrant
  • Have them work in Canada full time (paying taxes and CPP) for 32 years
  • Have them apply for and receive their Canadian Citizenship
  • Have them apply for Old Age Security (max of just over $500 per month)
  • Have the application denied

And why was the application denied? Because you have to prove that you have lived in Canada for a minimum of 10 years in order to qualify for OAS. And the way you prove that is to produce your immigration papers.

It is not enough to work here full time for 32 years, proven by tax returns. It is not enough to be a Canadian Citizen. You have to prove you arrived. Don’t you just want to throw your arms up in the air sometimes, and then scratch your head, when you hear some of the rules our government makes up?

Read more details at The Star.

One Comment

  1. Stephanie says:

    So ridiculous!