OAS delay affects 20
Service Canada confirms P.E.I. residents missing old age security payments
The federal department that administers old age security (OAS) payments says at least 20 Prince Edward Islanders have not yet received their cheques this month.
A spokesperson for Service Canada confirmed Thursday the department has been informed of about 20 clients in P.E.I. who have not received their OAS and/or their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) payments for July.
“A total of 321 P.E.I. residents receive their cheque by mail,” reads a statement from a Service Canada spokeswoman.
“Of those, 20 were affected. No one that receives their money by direct deposit were affected.”
Still no reason for the delay has been provided.
“(Service Canada) is continuing to work with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Canada Post on this issue,” said Amélie Maisonneuve from media relations with Service Canada.
“Anyone experiencing a delay in receiving their payment should call Service Canada
immediately and we will assist them.”
Earlier this week, Beverley McGinley, 79, of Cornwall told The Guardian she has been left scrambling for food and medication as a result of the delayed payments.
“I don’t have savings at all,” she said.
“I’m just so upset. They shouldn’t do this to seniors.”
The latest payment delivery for Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan benefits were to begin on June 27.