OAS de­lay af­fects 20

Ser­vice Canada con­firms P.E.I. res­i­dents miss­ing old age se­cu­rity pay­ments

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY TERESA WRIGHT

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.

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