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How we can help....

We give legal advice & representation to people with low incomes in the following situations:

  • Legal advice about Old Age Security benefits (OAS);
  • If your application for Old Age Security benefits has been denied;
  • If your OAS benefits have been cancelled or there has been a large reduction. In this situation, try to contact the government office first, before contacting our clinic. They can explain what happened and sometimes help resolve it.
  • If you have received a decision that you have an overpayment of OAS benefits. In this situation, contact the government office first, before contacting our clinic. They can explain what happened and sometimes help resolve it.

Our Range of Services

For each person who contacts us, we decide on the extent of assistance we can offer. We will usually try to help you by doing one or more of the following things:
  • Providing legal advice by telephone or in person;
  • Meeting you to review documents;
  • Preparing documents to assist you;
  • Representing you in an appeal to the Regional Director of Service Canada or to the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals;
  • Helping you to get access to other resources if we are not able to assist you.

Information and Resources on Old Age Security Benefits (OAS)

Please Note: This website provides general legal information developed by third party sources. It is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem. If you live in Central or South Ottawa and need legal advice or help with specific legal problems contact us; otherwise, contact a lawyer or paralegal or a community legal clinic that serves your community.

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