4. Find out how to get help with your application

The government has a guide that can help you fill out your application for .

You can also ask a friend or family member to help with your application. And a community legal clinic might be able to help you.

But, you must sign any forms that are part of your OAS application, even if someone helps you fill them out.

Some people may not be mentally capable of completing or signing their application form. This means that they don’t understand what it means to complete or sign the form, or they don’t understand the information needed to do these tasks.

If this applies to you, the person you name in a power of attorney document can do this for you.

If you haven’t made a power of attorney, talk to a community legal clinic or a lawyer.

Having someone else get or send information about your application

If you want someone to be able to get or send information about your OAS application, fill out a Consent to communicate Information to an Authorized Person form.

You may decide to do this if you want someone to help you keep track of your application process. For example, if you have problems with your memory, this person can help you remember deadlines and important information.

The form does not allow someone to apply for benefits for you or make any requests that affect your benefits.

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