Audit of the management and administration of Canada’s international social security agreements: Em20-68/2017E-PDF
“Canada has two large statutory public pension programs, the residence-based Old Age Security (OAS) and the contributory Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Social Security Agreements (SSA) are a component of the OAS and CPP programs. OAS and CPP legislation provide the mandate for the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development to enter into SSA with other countries. SSA are bilateral treaties in international law that coordinate the operation of the OAS and CPP programs with certain comparable social security programs of another country that provide pensions for retirement, old age, disability, and survivorship. Since 1977, Canada has signed 59 SSA; of those agreements 58 are in force. One of the main objectives of most SSA is to help individuals who have lived or worked in Canada and another country to qualify for benefits based on their affiliation to each country’s pension system. By adding together their periods of social security coverage under the social security systems of both countries, individuals may meet the minimum eligibility requirements for benefits from one or both countries. The objective of the audit was to assess the adequacy of the eligibility, adjudication, payment and maintenance processes, the stewardship of personal information, as well as the application of SSA"--Background, p. 1, 2.
|Department/Agency||Employment and Social Development Canada. Internal Audit Services Branch.|
|Title||Audit of the management and administration of Canada’s international social security agreements|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Audit de la gestion et de l’administrationdes accords internationaux de sécuritésociale du Canada Cover title. "Unclassified." "March 2017."|
|Number of Pages||11 p.|
|Departmental Catalogue Number||SP-1147-05-17|
|Subject Terms||Social security, International agreements, Management, Audit|
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