Canada Pension Plan payment amounts

This chart shows the average and maximum monthly payment amounts for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) pensions and benefits, except for the death benefit, which is a one-time payment, not a monthly payment.

Note: Indexing of benefits

CPP payment amounts are adjusted every January if there is an increase in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

Canada Pension Plan pensions and benefits - Monthly and maximum payment amounts January to December 2014

Type of pension or benefit Average amount for new beneficiaries (July 2014) Maximum payment amount (2014)
Retirement pension (at age 65) $607.33 $1,038.33
Post-retirement benefit (at age 65) $9.55 $25.96
Disability benefit $901.40 $1,236.35
Survivor's pension – younger than 65 $409.26 $567.91
Survivor's pension – 65 and older $311.19 $623.00
Children of disabled CPP contributors $230.72 $230.72
Children of deceased CPP contributors $230.72 $230.72
Death benefit (maximum one-time payment) $2,294.07 $2,500.00
Combined benefits
Combined survivor's and retirement pension (at age 65) $798.82 $1,038.33
Combined survivor's pension and disability benefit $1,009.71 $1,236.35

For a more detailed report on CPP amounts and figures, see the OAS and CPP Program Information Card (Rate Card).

See CPP Payment dates.