I wonder exactly what they are getting at. Perhaps seniors will have a form of disability insurance.Currently, if you become disabled before age 65 but after you started receiving your CPP retirement pension, you are not eligible for a CPP disability pension.
Under the proposed change, people in this situation will “receive an additional payment.” No further details have been provided as to how this change will be implemented, except that it is again scheduled for implementation in 2019.
Hi Olivaw - Yes, I'm a little surprised that nobody else seems to have noticed that proposed change either. Perhaps it's because the Dept of Finance hasn't provided much detail on what this change will really mean. Here's a link to my source document for the changes: http://www.fin.gc.ca/n17/data/17-122_2-eng.aspThanks. There is a reference to changes to the disability application mechanism that I have not seen elsewhere.
I wonder exactly what they are getting at. Perhaps seniors will have a form of disability insurance.
Meanwhile, this link recommends applying for the CPP pension *at the same time* as applying for the disability benefit, where if one qualifies - the CPP pension will be converted to a disability benefit.At present, recipients of the CPP retirement pension who become disabled cannot receive the larger CPP disability pension, even if they are still under age 65 and otherwise meet eligibility requirements ...