I contributed to Trinidad`s social security program for 24 years, including the three years between 2003 and 2006, when I lived in Canada but worked in a Trinidad company. Between 2006 and 2009, I worked for a Canadian company in a 28-day rotation cycle to Algeria. Between 2010 and mid-2017, my job required long absences from Canada in the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland. I have consistently maintained my PR status since the first edition of 1997, paid taxes to CRA every year from 2003 to 2017 and filed returns for 2018 and 2019. I receive a CPP from 1716 $US and I applied in January 2019 for oAS, GIS and spouse`s allowance. I was informed in February 2019 by Service Canada that I was not eligible for the OAS because I did not meet the minimum 10-year requirement to reside in Canada. My case was sent to International Operations for further evaluation. Hello June – You should be able to qualify for U.S. Social Security under the agreement, and it will not reduce your CPP or AEO rights. Most agreements provide that a self-employed person who provides services in one or two countries is subject only to the legislation of his or her country of residence. . . .