Canada Pension Plan - Children's Benefits

Provided by: Government of Canada - Service Canada - AKA: Employment and Social Development Canada; Human Resources and Skills Development

Service Description

Provides monthly payments to the dependent children of disabled or deceased Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributors.

There are two types of CPP children's benefits:
  • A disabled contributor's child benefit: A monthly payment for a child of the person receiving a CPP disability benefit
  • A surviving child's benefit: A monthly payment for a child of the deceased contributor. For the benefit to be paid, the deceased contributor must have made sufficient contributions to the CPP.
A maximum of two children's benefits can be paid to a child.

Information

Eligibility:
To be eligible the child must be:
-Under age 18 or under age 25 and in full-time attendance at a recognized school or university
-The natural child of the contributor
-A child adopted legally or in fact by the contributor while under the age of 21 years
-A child legally or in fact in the custody and control of the contributor while under the age of 21 years

A child may be eligible if the parent or guardian:
-Is receiving a CPP disability benefit (either the disability pension or the post-retirement disability benefit)
-Has died and met the CPP contributory requirements for a CPP death benefit
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Application varies slightly by situation * Application available online * Contact the nearest Service Canada office
Documents Required:
Varies by situation * See website for details
Language:
English * Some sites offer French services * Other languages available by phone
Coverage Area:
Canada

Service Locations & Contact Info

      • Disabilities Access:
        Wheelchair accessible
      • Mon:8:30am - 4pm
        Tue:8:30am - 4pm
        Wed:8:30am - 4pm
        Thu:8:30am - 4pm
        Fri:8:30am - 4pm
      • 1-800-O-CANADA phone line open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AST
        COVID-19 UPDATE: An in person appointment can be requested by filling out the online service request form (https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/). Once submitted, a Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days.
    • Toll-Free Number
      1-800-O-CANADA * Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-622-6232
    • TTY
      Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-926-9105
    • 491 Main Street, Montague, PE C0A 1R0
      • Coverage Area:
        Kings County
      • Disabilities Access:
        Wheelchair accessible
      • Mon:8:30am - 4pm
        Tue:8:30am - 4pm
        Wed:8:30am - 4pm
        Thu:8:30am - 4pm
        Fri:8:30am - 4pm
      • 1-800-O-CANADA phone line open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AST
        COVID-19 UPDATE: An in person appointment can be requested by filling out the online service request form (https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/). Once submitted, a Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days.
    • Toll-Free Number
      1-800-O-CANADA * Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-622-6232
    • TTY
      Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-926-9105
    • 371 Main Street, O'Leary, PE C0B 1V0
      • Coverage Area:
        Prince County
      • Disabilities Access:
        Wheelchair accessible
      • Mon:8:30am - 4pm
        Tue:8:30am - 4pm
        Wed:8:30am - 4pm
        Thu:8:30am - 4pm
        Fri:8:30am - 4pm
      • 1-800-O-CANADA phone line open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AST
        COVID-19 UPDATE: An in person appointment can be requested by filling out the online service request form (https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/). Once submitted, a Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days
    • Toll-Free Number
      1-800-O-CANADA * Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-622-6232
    • TTY
      Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-926-9105
      • Disabilities Access:
        Wheelchair accessible
      • Mon:8:30am - 4pm
        Tue:8:30am - 4pm
        Wed:8:30am - 4pm
        Thu:8:30am - 4pm
        Fri:8:30am - 4pm
      • 1-800-O-CANADA phone line open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AST
        COVID-19 UPDATE: An in person appointment can be requested by filling out the online service request form (https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/). Once submitted, a Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days.
    • Toll-Free Number
      1-800-O-CANADA * Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-622-6232
    • TTY
      Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-926-9105
      • Disabilities Access:
        Wheelchair accessible
      • Mon:8:30am - 4pm
        Tue:8:30am - 4pm
        Wed:8:30am - 4pm
        Thu:8:30am - 4pm
        Fri:8:30am - 4pm
      • 1-800-O-CANADA phone line open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AST
        COVID-19 UPDATE: An in person appointment can be requested by filling out the online service request form (https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/). Once submitted, a Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days.
      • Disabilities Access:
        Wheelchair accessible
      • Tue:9am - 11am
        Thu:9am - 11am
      • 1-800-O-CANADA phone line open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm AST
        COVID-19 UPDATE: Closed until further notice
    • Toll-Free Number
      1-800-O-CANADA * Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-622-6232
    • TTY
      Toll-free Across Canada and the United States
      1-800-926-9105