How do I know if I'm entitled to a CPP disability pension?

Question: 
How do I know if I'm entitled to a CPP disability pension?
Answer: 

You might be entitled to a Canada Pension Plan disability pension if:

  • you have enough pension credits, and
  • you have a "severe" and "prolonged" disability.

"Severe" usually means that your disability prevents you from earning more than a small amount of income from work. Your disability can be physical, mental, or both. "Prolonged" means that your disability is likely to last for a long and unknown amount of time, or to eventually cause death.

If you qualify, your dependent children can also get benefits if they are under 18 years old, or if they are full-time students and under 25 years old.

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For more resources on this topic visit: Social Assistance and Pensions – Canada Pension Plan.

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