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could my Can. citizenship appl screw up my dad's Canada pension ?

could my Can. citizenship appl screw up my dad's Canada pension ?

Old Jul 19th 2004, 1:37 pm
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Sdk
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Default could my Can. citizenship appl screw up my dad's Canada pension ?

My dad was born in Canada. He naturalized as an American in 1968. I
read on a Canadian govt website that this made him to lose his
Canadian citizenship because of Canadian law at that time.

He does not realize he is no longer a Canadian citizen, and I don't
have the heart to tell him. He gets a Canada old-age pension check
every month (like $30), and the Canadian govt requires him to be a
Canadian citizen to receive it.

I was born in 1966, and I could claim Canadian citizenship. But for my
application to be complete, I gotta mention that my father naturalized
in '68. Now, if I mention that my dad naturalized, it might make the
person handling my application say...

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"Hey, this guy's dad naturalized as an American in '68, so the dad is
not a Canadian any more. But when I looked up the dad in this other
Canadian govt computer system, I found out that the dad is receivig an
old-age pension. We're gonna have to let this other agency know so
they can cancel the dad's pension".

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I don't wanna get my dad's pension cancelled, or maybe even get him in
a little trouble. So I'd like to know -- is it likely that the guys in
the Can. immigration department who handle my application will look up
my dad and notice that he's receiving a pension that he's maybe not
supposed to get?
 
Old Jul 19th 2004, 4:03 pm
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Jim Jam Bonks
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Default Re: could my Can. citizenship appl screw up my dad's Canada

in a recent article, SDK ([email protected]) said:

    > My dad was born in Canada. He naturalized as an American in 1968. I
    > read on a Canadian govt website that this made him to lose his
    > Canadian citizenship because of Canadian law at that time.
    >
    > He does not realize he is no longer a Canadian citizen, and I don't
    > have the heart to tell him. He gets a Canada old-age pension check
    > every month (like $30), and the Canadian govt requires him to be a
    > Canadian citizen to receive it.

Maybe you should have the heart to tell your dad. It's possible not
being a Canadian may be a big thing to him and the longer he goes without
knowing, the longer he goes without possibly being able to reacquire it.

As for the pension. He is not entitled to it and therefore shouldn't be
collecting it. Sure, it's only $30/month, but it's $30/month he isn't
really entitled to. If that amount of money is a big deal to him, perhaps
you could give it to him instead. Always a nice possibility.

However, as for the citizenship...he certainly should know.

--
I am not to be confused for that OTHER "Jim Jam Bonks" - you know, that
idiot who slams everyone with racist or otherwise insulting comments. I am
the GOOD Jim Jam Bonks, though of course it is only a matter of time before
someone starts trying to make ME look bad through fraudulent posts.
 
Old Jul 19th 2004, 11:22 pm
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James Metcalfe
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Default Re: could my Can. citizenship appl screw up my dad's Canada pension ?

JJB has made good points.

It is unlikely that CIC has access to the infomration on his pension as
infomration is segregated and protected from prying eyes by the Privacy Act.

Jim Metcalfe




"SDK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected] om...
    > My dad was born in Canada. He naturalized as an American in 1968. I
    > read on a Canadian govt website that this made him to lose his
    > Canadian citizenship because of Canadian law at that time.
    > He does not realize he is no longer a Canadian citizen, and I don't
    > have the heart to tell him. He gets a Canada old-age pension check
    > every month (like $30), and the Canadian govt requires him to be a
    > Canadian citizen to receive it.
    > I was born in 1966, and I could claim Canadian citizenship. But for my
    > application to be complete, I gotta mention that my father naturalized
    > in '68. Now, if I mention that my dad naturalized, it might make the
    > person handling my application say...
    > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    > "Hey, this guy's dad naturalized as an American in '68, so the dad is
    > not a Canadian any more. But when I looked up the dad in this other
    > Canadian govt computer system, I found out that the dad is receivig an
    > old-age pension. We're gonna have to let this other agency know so
    > they can cancel the dad's pension".
    > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    > I don't wanna get my dad's pension cancelled, or maybe even get him in
    > a little trouble. So I'd like to know -- is it likely that the guys in
    > the Can. immigration department who handle my application will look up
    > my dad and notice that he's receiving a pension that he's maybe not
    > supposed to get?
 

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