Federal Income Programs

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

North Shore Service Canada Office
Address: 221 Esplanade W , Office 100
North Vancouver BC
Phone: 800-622-6232
Phone Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp.html

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides contributors and their families with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death. Almost all individuals who work in Canada outside Quebec contribute to the CPP.

Steps:

1. Overview
2. Eligibility
3. How much could you receive
4. What you need before you start
5. Apply
6. After you have applied
7. While on CPP benefits

Allowance/Allowance for the Survivor

North Shore Service Canada Office
Address: 221 Esplanade W,
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/old-age-security/guaranteed-income-supplement/allowance-survivor.html

The Allowance for the Survivor is a benefit available to people aged 60 to 64 who have a low income, who are living in Canada, and whose spouse or common-law partner has died.

You qualify for the Allowance for the Survivor if you meet all of the following conditions:

– you are aged 60 to 64 (includes the month of your 65th birthday);
– you are a Canadian citizen or a legal resident;
– you reside in Canada and have resided in Canada for at least 10 years since the age of 18
– your spouse or common-law partner has died and you have not remarried or entered into a common-law relationship; and
– your annual income is less than the maximum annual threshold.

Employment Insurance Benefits

Phone: 1-800-206-7218
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

Employment Insurance benefits includes information about Employment Insurance (EI) temporary benefits for workers, sickness, fishing and family-related benefits as well as how to apply online and submit a report.

Services and Information:

Regular benefits
Sickness benefits
Maternity and parental benefits
Compassionate care benefits
Benefits for the self-employed
Benefits for Canadians living abroad
Family Caregiver Benefit for Children
Family Caregiver Benefit for Adults
Fishing benefits
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EI – information for employers

Veterans Affairs Canada

Address: 605 Robson Street, Suite 900,
Vancouver BC V6B 5J3
Phone: Office – 866-522-2122
Counselling and Referral Service
Call toll-free: 1-800-268-7708
TDD/TTY: 1-800-567-5803
Webpage: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/

Veterans Affairs Canada is funded by the government of Canada and provides many services to support their veterans including:

Pension for Life
Benefits Navigator
Mental Health Support Service
Counselling and Referral Service

Compassionate Care Benefit (EI)

North Shore Service Canada Centre
Address: 221 Esplanade W
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218 & TTY: 1-800-529-3742
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-compassionate.html

Compassionate care benefits are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death. A maximum of 26 weeks of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people.

Care or support of a family member means:
•providing psychological or emotional support; or
•arranging for care by a third party; or
•directly providing or participating in the care.

To be eligible for compassionate care benefits, you must be able to show that:
•your regular weekly earnings from work have decreased by more than 40 percent; and
•you have accumulated 600 insured hours of work in the last 52 weeks, or since the start of your last claim (this period is called the qualifying period).

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Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD)

North Shore Service Canada Centre
Address: 221 Esplanade W
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-disability-benefit.html

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides disability benefits to people who have made enough contributions to the CPP and who are disabled and cannot work at any job on a regular basis. Benefits may also be available to their dependent children.

Steps:

1. Overview
2. Eligibility
3. How much could you receive
4. What you need before you start
5. Apply
6. After you’ve applied
7. While on Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

North Shore Service Canada Centre
Address: 221 Esplanade W
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/old-age-security/guaranteed-income-supplement.html 

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) pension recipients who have a low income and are living in Canada.

Steps:

1. Overview
2. Eligibility
3. How much could you receive
4. What you need before you start
5. Apply
6. After you’ve applied
7. While on Guaranteed Income Supplement

Old Age Security (OAS)

North Shore Service Canada Centre
Address: 221 Esplanade W
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/old-age-security.html

The Old Age Security program is the Government of Canada’s largest pension program. It is funded out of the general revenues of the Government of Canada, which means that you do not pay into it directly.

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You may need to apply to receive it.

Steps

1. Overview
2. Eligibility
3. How much could you receive
4. What you need before you start
5. Apply
6. After you’ve applied
7. While receiving an Old Age Security pension

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