How do I apply for CPP disability benefits?

Prove that you have a disability

The disability benefits application kit asks for a lot of detailed information about how your disability affects you.

It’s important to explain as clearly as you can how your disability stops you from working. If you don’t do this, the CPP may not agree to give you benefits.

To qualify for , your disability must be both severe and prolonged.

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, unknown amount of time. Or, it will eventually cause your death.

A doctor has to fill out the medical form. The CPP may pay all or part of what the doctor charges to do this.

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