Quarterly report of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security monthly amounts and related figures - July to September 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

March 2019
Amounts paid

March 2019
CPPFootnote 1 QPPFootnote 1 CPP QPP CPP
(in millions)
QPP
(in millions)
Retirement (at age 65) $1,154.58 $1,154.58 5,266,851 1,903,579 $3,112.8 $999.5
Post–Retirement Benefit (CPP) (at age 65)Footnote 2 $28.86 not applicable 3,309,515 not applicable $45.1 not applicable
Retirement Pension Supplement (QPP) not applicable $21.83 not applicable 671,454 not applicable $19.6
Disability $1,362.30 $1,362.27 339,631 61,329 $318.5 $62.4
Survivor – younger than 65 $626.63 (Details QPP) 216,955 62,055 $93.3 $44.3
Survivor – 65 and older $692.75 $692.75 914,718 311,179 $292.1 $100.6
Total - Survivor benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 1,131,673 373,234 $385.5 $144.9
Children of disabled contributor $250.27 $79.46 84,090 6,737 $21.1 $0.7
Children of deceased contributor $250.27 $250.27 62,899 12,355 $15.7 $3.2
Death (maximum one-time payment) $2,500.00 $2,500.00 13,505 4,345 $32.2 $10.7
Total - CPP/QPP benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 6,898,649 2,361,579 $3,930.8 $1,241.0
Combined benefits
Survivor/retirement
(retirement at 65)
$1,154.58 $1,154.58 867,240 279,198 $733.3 $212.2
Survivor/disability $1,362.30 not applicable 14,030 1,915 $15.1 $2.3
Total - Combined benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 881,270 281,113 $748.4 $214.5
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
July to September 2019 March 2019
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 $607.46 not applicable not applicable 6,297,577 $3,576.6
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
Single $907.30 $18,408 $8,768 1,217,146 $717.5
Spouse/common-law partner of someone who:
does not receive an OAS pension $907.30 $44,112 $17,536 100,728 $55.4
receives an OAS pension $546.17 $24,336 $7,840 671,775 $235.2
is an Allowance recipient $546.17 $44,112 $7,840 51,143 $24.5
Total - GIS Footnote 3 not applicable not applicable not applicable 2,040,792 $1,032.6
Allowance $1,153.63 $34,080 $7,840 51,130 $25.7
Allowance for the Survivor $1,375.17 $24,816 $8,768 22,239 $16.4
Total - Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor Footnote 3 not applicable not applicable not applicable 73,369 $42.1
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, 2019–2020 (in billions)
OAS CPP QPP
$56.2 $49.6 $15.6

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