Can I get CPP disability benefits?
Question & AnswerCan I get CPP disability benefits?
Learn what a “severe and prolonged disability” is
To get disability benefits, your disability must be both severe and prolonged. A disability can be physical, mental, or both.
Severe means that you are not able to work at all, or are not able to work on a regular basis and are only able to earn a small amount.
Prolonged means that your disability is likely to last a long or unknown amount of time. Or, it will eventually cause your death.
Each disability benefit program has its own definition of what a disability is. Even if you're eligible for disability benefits from another program, you may not be eligible for .
If you’re not able to work for a short time
CPP disability benefits are not for people who can't work for a short time because they're sick or injured.
If this is your situation, there may be other sources of you can apply for, such as Employment Insurance.