Canada Pension Plan
The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a benefits plan for workers. If you are over the age of 60, have survived the death of a partner, parent or guardian, are disabled, or are separated or divorced from a spouse, you may be eligible for benefits or credits from CPP.
- The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) has three main benefits programs.
- The Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension is a monthly benefit paid to people who have paid into the Canada Pension Plan.
- If your spouse, common-law partner, parent or guardian dies, you may be entitled to Survivor's Pension or Children's Benefits.
- If you cannot work because you have a physical or mental disability, you may be able to get a Disability Benefits from the Canada Pension Plan.
- You must first have contributed to the Canada Pension Plan while working to be eligible to receive CPP benefits.
- If you are separated or divorced, the Canada Pension Plan credits that both you and your former spouse earned while you were together can be split between you.
- You must apply for a Canada Pension Plan benefit-pensions do not start automatically.
- If you do not agree with the amount of your Canada Pension Plan benefit or if your application for benefits has been refused, you can usually appeal.
- Decide if your legal problem relates to CPP Benefits.
- Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about CPP Benefits.
- Follow the Steps for instructions on how to apply for CPP Benefits, appeal a denial of your application and prepare to present your case to the Review Tribunal.
- Review the Resources to find new and in-depth legal information about CPP Benefits.
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