Hello Doug, thank you for your help. Thank you for let me know that I will qualify for both. You know if we`re going to unscrew the other? For example, if I qualify for $1000 in SS and $300 in CPP, I will only get the maximum of $1000 – both countries sharing the costs? Or do I receive a total of $1300 from both? I understand that the CPP program is currently around $1200 and that most Canadians are not getting the maximum. So, if I wonder how they handle 2 systems and fairness and don`t dive systems twice, etc. My question relates to the definition of « lawful domicile » when applying for an AEO. Did her legal stay end when she returned to Hong Kong with her son, when they sold their home in Toronto, when she broke up with her husband or when they divorced? This is important so that she can accurately calculate whether she is completing the 10 years of « legal residence in Canada » required to collect the OAS and possibly gis. The agreement with Canada helps many people who would not otherwise be entitled to monthly retirement, disability or survivors` benefits under the social security plans of one or both countries. It also helps people who would otherwise have to pay social security taxes to the two countries with the same incomes. Canada currently has international social security agreements with more than 50 countries. These agreements coordinate retirement programs for people who have lived or worked in two countries.

Other questions I have are, Canada had a social security agreement with Hong Kong under British rule (before 1997), would it be enforceable and would it help it fulfill the 10 years of legal residence required in Canada to collect AEO? Coverage certificates issued either by the Department of National Revenue in Ottawa or by the Office of Social Security Agreements in Montreal should be kept by the employer in the United States in the event of an IRS review. No copies should be sent to the IRS unless expressly requested by the IRS. However, a self-employed person must attach a photocopy of the certificate to his income tax return each year as proof of the U.S. exemption. And I`m going to have the right to apply for UK contributions for the CPP at the age of 60 – so far, after 18, I have about 13 years of stay in Canada, a few years of travel and 14 years of stay in the UK with 5.5 years of potential Canadian stay up to 60. . . .