DABC Community Update: Changes to Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) Benefits

Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is writing to let you know that Service Canada has begun reaching out to people who had previously been denied Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) benefits because they had either been on CPP Early Retirement benefits for greater than 15 months, or their disability began after they started collecting CPP Early Retirement benefits. Service Canada is currently in the process of introducing a Post Retirement Disability Benefit (PRDB) that people who fall into those two groups may be able to collect if they can show they meet all the other CPP-D eligibility rules.

People interested in collecting the PRDB who have been included in the mail-out simply need to reply indicating their interest, and Service Canada will process an application for this new benefit using the same information from their application for CPP-D benefits.  For people who fall outside of this group who – for example – may have not applied in the past because they knew about the Early Retirement rules, there is currently no separate or different application forms for the PRDB that have been released. For more information, please contact our CPP- Disability program at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278 (toll-free), or by email at feedback@disabilityalliancebc.therightfitbc.org.