Ot­tawa still look­ing into pay­ment de­lays

Is­land woman calls prob­lem ‘ridicu­lous’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY JIM DAY

Ser­vice Canada re­ports “very few’’ res­i­dents of P.E.I. have been af­fected by a near week­long de­lay in Old Age Se­cu­rity (OAS) and Canada Pen­sion Plan (CPP) pay­ments.

Se­nior spokes­woman Amélie Maison­neuve adds Ser­vice Canada, a fed­eral in­sti­tu­tion that pro­vides Cana­di­ans with ac­cess to a wide range of gov­ern­ment ser­vices and ben­e­fits, is not aware of any­one out­side P.E.I. af­fected by the de­lay.

Maison­neuve says Ser­vice Canada is still try­ing to de­ter­mine the cause of the de­lay that has left some Is­lan­ders scram­bling.

Beverley McGin­ley, 79, of Corn­wall told The Guardian Tues­day that she is in dire need of her lat­est monthly OAS and CPP pay­ments.

“You know, this is ridicu­lous,” she said Wed­nes­day.

The lat­est pay­ment de­liv­ery was to be­gin on June 28.

Any­one ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties or de­lays is ad­vised to con­tact Ser­vice Canada for as­sis­tance.

Con­tact in­for­ma­tion can be found by vis­it­ing https://www.canada.ca/en/em­ploy­ment-so­cial-de­vel­op­ment/cor­po­rate/con­tact.html.

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