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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits

This section of the Service Canada web site has information for people who want to apply for a Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit, those who want to appeal a decision, those who are already receiving a benefit, and those who are helping someone get their benefit, including health care professionals. There are also links to further information.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension

This page of the Service Canada website is the main government source of information about the Canada Pension Plan, with links to topics such as how to apply, payment dates, and pension sharing.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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CPP disability benefits

This booklet provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability pension for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability pension, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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A Guide to the Social Security Tribunal

This Guide has been produced by Disability Alliance BC and the Community Legal Assistance Society. It is designed to help people who are representing themselves with Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) appeals to the Social Security Tribunal (the “Tribunal”). Representatives may also find the Guide helpful if they have clients with appeals before the Tribunal.

 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Resources for seniors – Benefits Finder

This Government of Canada website has information for seniors on income assistance benefits and financial abuse. There are also links to information about social isolation, caregiving, planning for aging, age-friendly workplaces, things every older Canadian should know about, and a tool that suggests which benefits an older person might be eligible for.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Retiring on a low income

This page contains information for Canadians on planning for retirement on a low income. It includes a kit of resources with an update page, and a link to a blog about financial literacy.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Open Policy Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse: Property Division

This booklet explains the basic rules for property division between separating married spouses, their rights and obligations with respect to the matrimonial home, and what happens to property if one spouse dies. It also explains the different situation of common-law spouses. There are sections on responsibility for debts, division of CPP credits, and written agreements.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Korean, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Canada Pension Plan appeal process – Appeal Division

Anyone who is the subject of a General Division decision can appeal that decision to the Appeal Division. This includes a claimant, a beneficiary, an added party, as well as the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada. Topics include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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CPP-D Appeal Guide | The Reconsideration Request

If your application for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits (CPP-D) has been denied, you have the right to appeal. This self-help guide is meant to help you with the first stage of the CPP-D appeal process: the reconsideration request. Contents include:

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Disability Alliance BC

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017