The CPP retirement pension: How much will you get

Transcript - The CPP retirement pension: How much will you get

Narrator: Wondering what you’ll get from your CPP retirement pension?

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[Text on screen: Wondering what you’ll get from your CPP retirement pension?]

Narrator: The amount you’ll receive depends on how much, and for how long you contributed to the plan.

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[Text on screen: The amount depends on how much, and for how long you contributed]

Narrator: and at what age you choose to start your pension.

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[Text on screen: The age you choose to start your pension]

Narrator: Because the earlier you choose to take your pension, the smaller your monthly payments.

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Narrator: Here’s how it works

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Narrator: The standard age to start your CPP retirement pension is 65. But you can choose to take it any time after you reach age 60.

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[Text on screen: The standard age to start receiving your retirement pension is 65]

Narrator: The later you take it, up to age 70, the more money you’ll get each month.

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[Text on screen: The later you take it, the more money you’ll get each month]

Narrator: So, if you take your pension at age 65, it may be worth 50% more than if you took it at age 60.

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Narrator: If you wait until age 70, your pension may be more than double what it would be at age 60.

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[Text on screen: You may double your pension if you wait the ten years until age 70]

Narrator: Once you start receiving your pension, you’ll get monthly payments for the rest of your life

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[Text on screen: You’ll get monthly payments for the rest of your life]

Narrator: that increase each year with the cost of living.

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Narrator: So, when’s best for you? There is no right time to start. It depends on your situation and preferences.

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Narrator: The choice is yours.

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Narrator: But it’s important to remember that Canadians are living longer.

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Narrator: Today’s 65-year-olds can expect to live until age 87 on average. Half of us will live longer than that.

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Narrator: So for most Canadians, the longer you wait to start your pension, the more money you will collect from it over your lifetime.

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Narrator: But there are also other factors to consider, including your health.

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Narrator: your financial situation.

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Narrator: and how you will spend your time in retirement.

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Narrator: You can get an estimate of your monthly pension through My Service Canada Account.

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[Text on screen: Get an estimate through your My Service Canada Account]

Narrator: Then use the Canadian Retirement Income Calculator to get an estimate of your overall retirement income.

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[Text on screen: Canadian Retirement Income Calculator]

Narrator: For more information on your CPP retirement pension, and to apply online, visit canada.ca/cpp.

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