In this way, the responsibility for social security is shared between the countries where a person has lived during his or her working years and the person can release potential rights. As a general rule, a pension from one country may be received in the second country, although the paying country retains some discretion in the currency used and in the delivery mechanisms used. Hi Mark – I won`t pretend to be an expert on the Canada/UK agreement, but I understand that it cannot be used to qualify for OAS benefits, as most other agreements allow. This means that to qualify for 20/40 OAS (about $300 per month from age 65), you must have 20 full years of residence in Canada. If you move from Canada to a country with which New Zealand does not have a social security agreement, your New Zealand benefits or pensions are suspended. My father is 74 years old. He arrived in Canada 8 years ago (at the age of 66) on a family class sponsorship visa from India. He is currently a Canadian citizen. He has no source of income because he has never worked in Canada. I am only wondering if he has the right to apply for the OAS under the provisions of the international agreement on social security between Canada and India, even though he has not been there for 10 years. Hello Doug, I understand the reservation that you are not an expert in US SS, but is it as simple as my reading of the link suggests; that if Michael has 3 years (or more) (12 quarters) of CPP contributions, that the 12 quarters would be added to his US SS 28 quarters and he would get the US claim .. . .