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In their latest communication with Sucic, Service Canada asked for his exact residences from birth until present, Rukavina said, including her father address in Australia, despite the fact that he hasn been back to the country since 1970.
To satisfy requirements, all applicants must provide documentary evidence to prove all the dates they entered and exited the country.
The government accepted the tag as a landing record and allowed his OAS application to proceed, but Janicki wonders what would have happened if that tag hadn been saved.
Certain immigrants appear to face
is absolutely insane, the amount of documentation wasted, sent, not acknowledged the things that they asked for they have received, said Rukavina, who has also raised the case with the office of the minister for employment and social development.
just doesn make any sense the way this government treats some of the immigrants, he said. spend your whole life working, you spend your whole life giving taxes and then they going to say we going to make you jump through a hoop. Go, director of Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic in Toronto, said she sees such cases at least a few times a year.
She recounts a case where a husband and a wife who had immigrated to Canada and had exactly the same residency records applied for OAS only to have one spouse denied while the other application was accepted.
think it a practical problem of barriers that are very difficult for people to overcome. If you ask the average citizen whether or not they kept their travel documents from 20 years ago to prove how long they spent some place they would have a hard time coming up with them. Canada says OAS payments are available to most people aged 65 or older who meet legal status and residence requirements. Applicants living in Canada typically Air Max Shoes Yellow need to be Canadian citizens or legal residents at the time their application is approved and must have lived in Canada for at least 10 years after turning 18.
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start out with an assumption that certain people are not actually living in Canada and are taking advantage of our benefits, said Go. assumption of immigrants and seniors, questioning whether their tie is with Canada or their home country, that really is the issue behind these cases.
His daughter says the 78 year old has been faced with a barrage of government demands for decades old documents ever since first applying for the payments in 2004, but 10 years later she feels he no closer to getting what he deserves.
could die by the time this goes through, said Marianne Rukavina, whose father immigrated to Canada in 1970. is so wrong I just want to make it right. however, doesn seem to be alone some advocates for seniors and immigrants claim certain applicants who came to Canada from other countries appear to be treated unfairly when they apply for OAS.
With three failed applications behind them and a fourth underway, Rukavina has now made it her mission to ensure her father succeeds.
papers, but he did find the luggage tag from the family journey to Canada which was stamped with the date they landed.
Branko Sucic has been waiting a long time for his Old Age Security pension.
this is happening to my dad, there other people out there that this is happening to. Janicki would have been in the same situation if not for an old luggage tag he found while rummaging through his mother possessions.
original arrival at a port in Halifax.
Sucic daughter can believe how onerous the process has been for her father, who grew up in what is now Croatia. He left the country for Italy in the late 50s with his wife, before moving to Australia in 1959, where he became a citizen of that country.
into the country some time through their life and moved in and out of the country apparently, said Susan Eng, a Toronto lawyer and vice president for advocacy at CARP, a group that defends seniors interests.
He then brought his family to Canada in 1970, where he lived and worked until December 1993, when he moved back to Croatia to support his extended family during the war in former Yugoslavia. He returned to Canada in 1997 and has lived here ever since.
is important to establish periods of Canadian residence because, not only does residence determine eligibility to the OAS pension, it can also affect the amount of pension the applicant will receive, said Eric Morrissette, a spokesman with Employment and Social Development Canada. application for an OAS pension cannot be approved until all eligibility requirements have been met. dissatisfied with decisions from Service Canada can request a reconsideration of their case but it must be made in writing within 90 days of being notified of the decision.
The 67 year old came to Canada with his family at the age of three from a refugee camp in Germany. Although he got his citizenship in 1955, served in the military and worked in Canada all his life, Service Canada demanded he show proof of his Nike Air Max 95 Dyn Fw
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OAS issue affects, I think, certain immigrant populations more so than others, she said. lot of times we feel that people are being denied in an unreasonable manner. the scope of the problem, however, is tough because there are no official figures available on rejected applications for the OAS pension. The anecdotal evidence that is available though, is enough for advocates to ask questions, said Go.
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