Canada Pension Disability Eligibility

Canada Pension Disability Eligibility refers to the criteria that individuals must meet in order to be eligible for disability benefits through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).


1. What is Canada Pension Disability (CPD) eligibility?
Canada Pension Disability eligibility refers to the requirements individuals must meet in terms of their disability and contributions to the CPP in order to qualify for disability benefits.

2. What are the eligibility criteria for Canada Pension Disability?
To be eligible for CPD, individuals must have a severe and prolonged mental or physical disability that prevents them from working regularly. They must also have made enough CPP contributions in the years leading up to their disability.

3. How long do I need to have contributed to the CPP to be eligible for disability benefits?
You must have contributed to the CPP for a minimum of four out of the last six years to be eligible for CPD benefits.

4. Can I apply for Canada Pension Disability if I am already receiving other disability benefits?
Yes, you can still apply for CPD even if you are already receiving other disability benefits. However, the amount you receive from CPD may be adjusted based on your other benefits.

5. Is there an age limit for Canada Pension Disability eligibility?
No, there is no age limit for CPD eligibility. As long as you meet the disability and contribution criteria, you can apply for disability benefits through the CPP.

6. Can I work and receive Canada Pension Disability benefits?
Yes, you can work while receiving CPD benefits, as long as your income and work hours do not exceed the allowed limits set by the CPP. However, working may affect the amount of benefits you receive.

7. How do I apply for Canada Pension Disability benefits?
To apply for CPD benefits, you need to complete the CPP disability application package, which includes forms and medical reports. You can obtain the package from Service Canada or apply online through My Service Canada Account.