Will CPP payment dates change during the coronavirus pandemic? It is a logical question to ask as the government is currently involved deeply in “The Canada Emergency Response Benefit” program. This CERB program helps individuals who’ve lost their jobs because of Covid-19. The CERB also helps business owners with grants and loans. As a result, Canadians on CPP might be concerned that this will affect their payments. Will their payments be affected? Will the dates they will receive their payments change? The answer is no.
CPP Payment Dates Stay the Same
Here’s what the federal government’s website has to say regarding this issue: “If you receive federal benefits, including some provincial/territorial benefits, you will receive payment on these dates. If you set up direct deposit, payments will be deposited in your account on these dates.”
Here are the CPP payment dates below for the rest of 2020. This includes the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension and disability, children’s and survivor benefits.
- January 29, 2020
- February 26, 2020
- March 27, 2020
- April 28, 2020
- May 27, 2020
- June 26, 2020
- July 29, 2020
- August 27, 2020
- September 28, 2020
- October 28, 2020
- November 26, 2020
- December 22, 2020
If Applying for CPP, Apply Online Due to Covid-19
If you are applying for your Canada Pension, the government strongly suggests you apply online as the process has been simplified to make it easier for you. Notice what the government’s website says about this below:
An important note for people applying for Canada Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan Disability or Old Age Security.
You can apply online through your My Service Canada Account for the following:
- Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension
- Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit, or
- Old Age Security/Guaranteed Income Supplement
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Service Canada is strongly encouraging you to apply for these benefits online, from the comfort of your home. You will not be required to submit documentation to support your application at this time. Service Canada may be requesting these documents at a later date, but in the meantime, we can begin working on your application.
CPP payment dates will not change amid Covid-19, and that is a relief for many Canadians who depend on these payments. The coronavirus has brought a lot of anxiety to many people, especially our seniors so at least this is one less thing to worry about. And that is definitely a good thing!