The CPP Disability Child Benefits plan was introduced to help alleviate the hardship brought upon dependent children by a parent’s disability. If you have applied for CPP disability benefits there is a good chance your dependent children will also be eligible for the children’s benefit.
The following conditions must be met in order to qualify:
The dependent child must be under 18 years of age OR the dependent child must be between 18 and 25 and a full time student at are cognized school.
You should apply for CPP disability child benefits when one of the following events occurs:
If the child is under 18 years of age, the disabled parent or guardian should make the application for child benefits. If you are caring for a dependent child of a disabled or deceased individual and the child is under 18 you should make the application for them.
However, if the child is between the ages of 18-25 and a full time student at a recognized educational establishment they should fill out the application themselves. These children will need to complete a Declaration ofAttendance at School or University form at the beginning of every school year, or when they return to school after taking time off. The student could also be asked to complete this form at the beginning of each semester. Failure to complete these forms will lead to the termination of payments.
The parent or guardians of or the dependent children who are receiving CPP benefits must notify program administrators right away if one of the following things occur:
Any Benefits received after the eligibility status of the dependent child changes will have to be paid back.
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