Canada Disability Benefits Bill 2024- Know Eligibility, Payment Schedule & Amount

The Canada Disability Benefits are provided to the citizens of the country whose financial life is interfered by a temporary or life-long disability. According to Statistics Canada, people with disability face a higher risk of poverty. Thus, the CRA launched the Canada Disability Benefits under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for the betterment of low-income disabled citizens. You can check your eligibility criteria before moving to any further procedures. The monthly disability income will make sure that no citizen will have to go through financial hardship caused by the disability. The pension aims to cover the basic household expenses of the eligible citizens such as purchasing groceries and Medicare.

The CRA has already announced the Canada disability benefits payment schedule for year 2024 which will be directly deposited to the respective bank accounts of the recipients. However, the average payment that you will receive on a monthly basis will depend on how much you have contributed to CPP during your employment. On continuing to this post, the disabled citizens may be able to acquire all the details on the CRA’s plan to lift the disabled citizens out of poverty. It will also cover its eligibility criteria, payment dates and the average payment amount that you are eligible to receive.

Canada Disability Benefits Bill 2024

The Canada Disability Benefits is a monthly income-based program applicable for the disabled citizens who are restricted from doing any work. The Canadian government passed the C-22 bill on 2nd June 2023 while creating federal benefits program. The bill notes that the working-age persons with disabilities are in majority to live in poverty than other working-age citizens. The bills aim to provide a major financial assistance to the disabled citizens having low-income or no income and to lift them out of poverty line. As per the data shared by the Statistics Canada, more than 12 percent of disabled people with age 15 years or above live below poverty line as of 2022. The number was raised from 10.6% in 2021.

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On April 16, the Government of Canada has announced the funding for the Canada Disability Benefits in 2024 budget, proposing an investment of $6.1 billion over six years. The CRA aims to provide a benefit of $2,400 on an annual basis with $200 per month to an eligible citizen. The C-22 bill or the Canada Disability Benefit act will benefit over 600,000 low-income individuals having disabilities. It is advised to the citizens to qualify the eligibility requirements in order to claim the disability pension.

Canada Disability Benefits Bill 2024 Overview

Post title Canada Disability Benefits Bill
Country Canada
Department Canada Revenue Agency
Category Government aid
Applicable for Disabled citizens
Payment Cycle Monthly
Year 2024
Official website

Canada Disability Benefits Bill 2024- Know Eligibility, Payment Schedule & Amount

Canada Disability Benefits Payment Amount

According to CRA, the monthly disability payment amount increased every month. For instance, the monthly payment amount in January 2024 was $1,606.78 which will be increased to $1,616.52 as of December 2024. If you are receiving the disability benefits or post-retirement disability benefit, then the CRA will provide the children’s benefits to your dependent children. On the other side, if you get both disability payment and survivor’s pension, then they will be combined into one monthly payment. The total payment you will get will not be greater than $1,613.54. You can check the average monthly payment you are eligible to claim in 2024 in the following table:

Benefit Average monthly payment (October 2023 for new recipients) Maximum monthly payment in 2024
CPP disability benefit $1,176.98 $1,606.78
CPP post-retirement benefit $583.32 $583.32
Children’s benefit $294.12 $294.12

Who is Eligible for Canada Disability Benefits?

You must be aware of the eligibility requirement in order to claim the disability pension via CRA. I have provided the eligibility criteria in the following points:

  • A person must be a citizen of Canada and under 65 years of age.
  • A person must have contributed enough to CPP before getting a disability.
  • A person must have mental or physical disability that restricts them to do any work.
  • The disability can be temporary, long-term or is likely to result in death.
  • The CPP retirement beneficiaries can get post-retirement benefits if they qualify the aforementioned eligibility requirements. In addition to it, they must be receiving retirement pension for 15 months or have become disabled after starting to receive retirement pension.
  • If you are getting CPP disability pension, then your dependent children are eligible for the children’s benefits if they are (i) under 18 years old or (ii) between 18 to 25 and attending school full time.

Canada Disability Benefits Bill Payment Schedule 2024

If you have qualified the eligibility criteria, then you will receive the disability payment in the last week of each month except for the month of December. I have provided the annual schedule of the Canada Disability Benefits in the following table:

Months Payment dates
June 26th June, 2024
July 29th July, 2024
August 28th August, 2024
September 25th September, 2024
October 29th October, 2024
November 27th November, 2024
December 20th December, 2024

How to Apply for Canada Disability Benefits in 2024?

Before applying for the Canada Disability Benefits 2024, make sure to check your eligibility criteria. Check out the full procedure to apply for Canada Disability Benefits 2024 in the points listed below:

  • You can apply for these Benefits both online or offline.
  • If you are applying offline, then you need to mail all your documents of terminal illness for the disability benefits.
  • If case of applying online, you need to make a My Service Canada Account (MSCA) in order to apply for the benefits.
  • Later you need to provide your medical report of your disability along with your application which must be signed by a medical professional.
  • Submit your application on the online portal.
  • The authorities will review your application to check if you are eligible for the Benefits or not. Your disability medical report which is signed by a medical professional will be evaluated and it can take up to 120 days.
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