Quarterly report of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security monthly amounts and related figures - January to March 2019

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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) - Type of benefit
New benefits

Maximum amount 2019
Number of benefits

October 2018
Amounts paid

October 2018
CPPFootnote 1 QPPFootnote 1 CPP QPP CPP
(in millions)
QPP
(in millions)
Retirement (at age 65) $1,154.58 $1,154.58 5,210,563 1,885,506 $3,005.6 $966.7
Post–Retirement Benefit (CPP) (at age 65)Footnote 2 $28.86 not applicable 3,257,238 not applicable $43.4 not applicable
Retirement Pension Supplement (QPP) not applicable $21.83 not applicable 643,546 not applicable $17.8
Disability $1,362.30 $1,362.27 337,663 61,442 $309.2 $59.3
Survivor – younger than 65 $626.63 (Details QPP) 216,636 62,961 $87.5 $44.1
Survivor – 65 and older $692.75 $692.75 909,999 309,639 $285.7 $98.6
Total - Survivor benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 1,126,635 372,600 $373.2 $142.7
Children of disabled contributor $250.27 $79.46 71,573 6,643 $17.6 $0.7
Children of deceased contributor $250.27 $250.27 53,109 12,476 $13.0 $3.1
Death (maximum one-time payment) $2,500.00 $2,500.00 8,692 4,286 $19.8 $10.5
Total - CPP/QPP benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 6,808,235 2,342,953 $3,781.8 $1,200.8
Combined benefits
Survivor/retirement
(retirement at 65)
$1,154.58 $1,154.58 859,376 276,698 $710.0 $205.5
Survivor/disability $1,362.30 not applicable 13,886 1,935 $14.6 $2.3
Total - Combined benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 873,262 278,633 $724.6 $207.8
Disability and survivor amounts
Flat amount Earnings-related portion Total
CPP disability benefit $496.36 $865.94 $1,362.30
CPP post-retirement disability benefitFootnote 4 $496.36 $0.00 $496.36
CPP survivor benefit – younger than 65 $193.66 $432.97 $626.63
QPP disability benefit $496.33 $865.94 $1,362.27
QPP additional amount for disabilityFootnote 4 $496.33 $0.00 $496.33
Details of QPP benefits
QPP survivor benefit – younger than 45
Flat amount Earnings-related portion Total
Not disabled, no child $127.12 $432.97 $560.09
Not disabled, with child $460.85 $432.97 $893.82
Disabled $496.33 $432.97 $929.30
QPP survivors - age 45 to 64 $496.33 $432.97 $929.30

Calculation of CPP maximum monthly amounts for new benefits

Retirement:

25% of 1/12 of the average year's maximum pensionable earnings (YMPE) for the last five years

Disability:

(retirement x 0.75) + flat amount ($496.36)

Survivor:

  • younger than 65: (retirement x 0.375) + flat amount ($193.66)
  • 65 and older: retirement x 0.60

Post Retirement:

1/40 of the retirement benefit

Old Age Security (OAS) - Type of benefit
January to March 2019 October 2018
Maximum amount Footnote 5 Income level cut-off Footnote 6 Income level cut-off for top-ups Footnote 6 Number of benefits Amount paid (in millions)
Old Age Security pension (at age 65) Footnote 7, Footnote 8 $601.45 not applicable not applicable 6,220,519 $3,525.9
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
Single $898.32 $18,240 $8,720 1,194,113 $699.8
Spouse/common-law partner of someone who:
does not receive an OAS pension $898.32 $43,728 $17,440 96,839 $53.4
receives an OAS pension $540.77 $24,096 $7,840 664,529 $231.7
is an Allowance recipient $540.77 $43,728 $7,840 50,661 $24.2
Total - GIS Footnote 3 not applicable not applicable not applicable 2,006,142 $1,009.3
Allowance $1,142.22 $33,744 $7,840 50,655 $25.5
Allowance for the Survivor $1,361.56 $24,552 $8,720 22,280 $16.2
Total - Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor Footnote 3 not applicable not applicable not applicable 72,935 $41.7
Other CPP/QPP figures
CPP QPP
Year's maximum pensionable earnings (YMPE) (2019) $57,400.00 $57,400.00
Year's basic exemption (2019) $3,500.00 $3,500.00
Contributions (2017–2018) $48,452 million $14,700 million
Number of contributors (2016) 14.1 million (estimated) 4.1 million
Indexation rate (January 2019) 2.3% 2.3%
Base Enhancement Total Base Enhancement Total
Contribution rate for employee/employer 4.95% 0.15% 5.1% 5.4% 0.15% 5.55%
Employee/employer maximum contribution $2,668.05 $80.85 $2,748.90 $2,910.60 $80.85 $2,991.45
Contribution rate for self-employed 9.9% 0.3% 10.2% 10.8% 0.3% 11.1%
Self-employed maximum contribution $5,336.10 $161.70 $5,497.80 $5,821.20 $161.70 $5,982.90
OAS and CPP/QPP forecasted expenditures, 2018–2019 (in billions)
OAS CPP QPP
$53.7 $47.1 $14.9

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