CPP Disability (CPP-D)

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit is a taxable monthly payment that is available to people who have contributed to the CPP and who are not able to work regularly at any job because of a disability.
The CPP disability benefit is not designed to pay for such things as medications and assistive devices.

To qualify for a CPP disability benefit, you must:

When Do I Apply?

You should apply as soon as you develop a severe and prolonged or terminal medical condition that prevents you from working regularly at any job.

Do not delay in sending your completed application forms. You must apply for the CPP disability benefit in writing. The date your application is received affects the date your benefit begins.

Make sure you keep photocopies of everything you submit. If you talk to someone from Service Canada, write down the name of the person and the date and time of your conversation. Keep all the information in one place.

       I submitted my application. Now what?It takes approximately four months for a decision to be made from the date your application and all the necessary documents are received . See how disability benefit applications are assessed.A member of Service Canada staff will call you to explain how your application will be processed, the type of information needed from you, and answer any questions you may have.As  your application is processed, a member of Service Canada staff will call you. Their medical adjudicators may also ask for additional information or ask you to see another doctor who will evaluate your medical condition. When seeking more information, Service Canada has very little control over how quickly they receive it.If more than four months have passed and you have not heard from Service Canada and would like to know the status of your application, contact them.

What happens when my application is approved?Find out what you need to know while receiving a disability benefit
What if I disagree with a decision?You may request a reconsideration of any decision that affects your eligibility or the amount of your Canada Pension Plan disability benefit.