Quarterly report of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security monthly amounts and related figures – January to March 2022

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

Maximum amount 2022
Number of benefits

October 2021
Amounts paid

October 2021
CPPFootnote 1 QPPFootnote 1 CPP QPP CPP
(in millions)
QPP
(in millions)
Retirement (at age 65) $1,253.59 $1,253.59 5,659,294 1,997,560 $3,449.9 $1,089.6
Post–Retirement Benefit (CPP) (at age 65)Footnote 2 $36.26 not applicable 5,088,610 not applicable $73.6 not applicable
Retirement Pension Supplement (QPP) not applicable $28.08 not applicable 801,111 not applicable $27.4
Disability $1,464.83 $1,463.83 331,580 55,184 $321.2 $54.8
Survivor: younger than 65 $674.79 (Details QPP) 209,216 56,227 $93.1 $41.5
Survivor: 65 and older $752.15 $746.65 963,081 323,256 $305.1 $104.3
Total survivor benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 1,172,297 379,483 $398.2 $145.8
Children of disabled contributor $264.53 $83.99 69,801 6,206 $18.0 $0.6
Children of deceased contributor $264.53 $264.53 54,018 12,183 $14.0 $3.2
Death (maximum one-time payment) $2,500.00 $2,500.00 16,437 3,951 $40.9 $9.7
Total CPP and QPP benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 7,303,427 2,454,567 $4,315.8 $1,331.2
Combined benefits
Survivor and retirement
(retirement at 65)
$1,257.13 $1,258.49 928,553 295,576 $806.3 $231.3
Survivor and disability $1,467.04 not applicable 13,462 1,714 $14.8 $2.1
Total: combined benefitsFootnote 3 not applicable not applicable 942,015 297,290 $821.1 $233.4
Disability and survivor amounts 2022
Flat amount Earnings-related portion Total
CPP disability benefit $524.64 $940.19 $1,464.83
CPP post-retirement disability benefitFootnote 4 $524.64 $0.00 $524.64
CPP survivor benefit: younger than 65 $204.69 $470.10 $674.79
QPP disability benefit $524.61 $939.22 $1,463.83
QPP additional amount for disabilityFootnote 4 $524.61 $0.00 $524.61
Details of QPP benefits
QPP survivor benefit: younger than 45
Flat amount Earnings-related portion Total
Not disabled, no child $134.37 $468.49 $602.86
Not disabled, with child $487.12 $468.49 $955.61
Disabled $524.61 $468.49 $993.10
QPP survivors: age 45 to 64 $524.61 $468.49 $993.10
Old Age Security (OAS): Type of benefit
January to March 2022 October 2021
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 $642.25 not applicable not applicable 6,830,465 $4,097.7
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
Single $959.26 $19,464 $9,152 1,295,597 $793.5
Spouse or common-law partner of someone who:
does not receive an OAS pension $959.26 $46,656 $18,304 126,114 $64.1
receives an OAS pension $577.43 $25,728 $8,128 722,345 $265.9
is an Allowance recipient $577.43 $46,656 $8,128 52,212 $24.8
Total GIS Footnote 3 not applicable not applicable not applicable 2,196,268 $1,148.3
Allowance $1,219.68 $36,048 $8,128 52,207 $24.6
Allowance for the Survivor $1,453.93 $26,256 $9,152 19,701 $14.6
Total Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor Footnote 3 not applicable not applicable not applicable 71,908 $39.2
Other CPP and QPP figures
CPP QPP
Year's maximum pensionable earnings (YMPE) (2022) $64,900.00 $64,900.00
Year's basic exemption (2022) $3,500.00 $3,500.00
Contributions (2020 to 2021) $55,331 million $17,161 million
Number of contributors (2019) 14.9 million (estimated) 4.2 million
Indexation rate (January 2022) 2.7% 2.7%
Base Enhancement Total Base Enhancement Total
Contribution rate for employee and employer 4.95% 0.75% 5.70% 5.40% 0.75% 6.15%
Employee and employer maximum contribution $3,039.30 $460.50 $3,499.80 $3,315.60 $460.50 $3,776.10
Contribution rate for self-employed 9.90% 1.50% 11.40% 10.80% 1.50% 12.30%
Self-employed maximum contribution $6,078.60 $921.00 $6,999.60 $6,631.20 $921.00 $7,552.20
OAS and CPP and QPP forecasted expenditures, 2021 to 2022 (in billions)
OAS CPP QPP
$62.4 $53.7 $16.6

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