Ottawa still looking into payment delays
Island woman calls problem ‘ridiculous’
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.