Canada. Canada Pension Plan

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Description and Services
Description (Service) Monthly retirement pension, beginning as early as 60 years or as late as 70 years * full pension if started at 65 years * reduced pension if started before 65 years * increased pension if started after 65 years

Post-Retirement Benefit -- for workers 60-70 years who continue to contribute to CPP while receiving a CPP pension

Disability benefits for contributors under 65 years * allowance for dependent children

Survivor benefits -- monthly pension for surviving spouse or common law partner * children's benefit for dependent children of deceased contributor * death benefit (lump sum payment to estate, or persons responsible for funeral costs)

Amount of benefits payable is in proportion to contributions * pension credits earned by either spouse may be divided equally (credit splitting) on termination of marriage or common law partnership

Social Security Tribunal, 1-877-227-8577 -- independent appeal process for Canada Pension Plan decisions

Program of Employment and Social Development Canada, delivered by Service Canada
Hours Recorded information Mon-Sun 24 hours * call Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm to speak to an agent
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Contributors to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) * Canada has reciprocal social security agreements with many countries, which may allow people who have lived or worked in another country to qualify for a foreign pension
Application Apply 6 months before you want your pension to start (not automatic) * application forms available online, by phone or in person at Service Canada sites -- see separate entries
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone English 1-800-277-9914 ; French 1-800-277-9915
TTY Phone Toll free 1-800-255-4786
Website www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/cpp/retirement/index.shtml
Names
Alternate Name Canada Pension Plan ; CPP ; Employment and Social Development Canada ; ESDC ; Post Retirement Benefit ; RĂ©gime de pension du Canada ; Social Security Tribunal ; Survivors benefits
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ontario
Address & Map
Toronto, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Service Canada 
PO Box 5100 
Stn D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Service Categories Canada Pension Plan ; Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit ; Canada Pension Plan Survivors Benefit

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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