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Petition to Change Criteria to Receive Canada Pension Plan Survivor Benefits
Petition Background (Preamble):
This 47 year old legislation does not allow a survivor under the age of 35, unless they are disabled or have children, to be eligible to receive these benefits until they reach the age of 65. For 31 years they are not entitled to receive CPP Survivor Benefits.
There should not be an age limit on when you can be in receipt of CPP Survivors Benefits. Also, whether a couple has children or not should not be a determining factor in a spouse’s eligibility.
People are not widowed by choice and should not be penalized when it happens no matter what age.
The Petition to Change Criteria to Receive Canada Pension Plan Survivor Benefits petition to Minister Diane Finley was written by Kyla Morris and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: cpp, survivor, discrimination, widow, legislation