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Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit

A program available through Canada Pension Plan that provides a monthly taxable payment to people who have contributed to CPP but are no longer able to work regularly because of a severe and prolonged disability. Related benefits are also available for dependent children. Disability income provided from other sources such as private insurers or provincial/territorial programs may be reduced when payment of CPP disability benefits is initiated.

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Canada Pension Plan Survivors Benefit

A program available through Canada Pension Plan that pays survivor benefits to a deceased contributor’s estate, surviving spouse or common-law partner and dependent children. Included are a death benefit, a one-time payment to, or on behalf of, the estate of a deceased Canada Pension Plan contributor; the survivor's pension, a monthly pension paid to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a deceased contributor; and the children's benefit, a monthly benefit for dependent children (up to age 18 or up to age 25 if a full-time student) of a deceased contributor.

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