Old Age Benefit is payable to an insured person who has attained the age of 65 years and is paid until death whether or not he/she continues to be employed. To qualify for an Old Age Pension you must have paid a certain number of weeks of contribution. The number of weeks are set at 300 weeks for 2010 and rise to 500 weeks by 2014 and beyond.
A minimum Old Age Pension of $165.00 per week is payable. A grant is payable if you have contributed to at least 150 weeks of contribution but do not qualify for the pension.
Claim for Old Age Benefit should be completed on the appropriate form available at the Social Security Office and submitted along with your birth certificate or passport at least 3 months before attaining age 65.