Transition from receiving other benefits to receiving an old age pension


  • Recipients of a general disability pension and recipients of an income support benefit will receive the general disability pension or the income support benefit until retirement age. Once they reach retirement age, they will begin to receive the old age pension only.

    A person who received a general disability pension close to the date on which he or she became entitled to the old-age pension will receive an old age-pension that is no less than the last monthly disability pension received, which will be updated at the rates and on the dates the general disability pension is updated.
  • Recipients of an unemployment benefit, both men and women, receive the unemployment benefit until the retirement age determined for men, when they will begin to receive the old age pension only.