Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services.

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Explains who is eligible, how to apply, what documents you need, how to check on the status of your application, how long benefits will last, and how to appeal if you are turned down for benefits. It also includes the ...
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Explains how Canada Pension Plan pension credits built up during the time a couple lived together can be split equally between them upon divorce or separation. It also outlines how to request "credit splitting."
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Explains who is eligible, how to apply, what forms you need, what are the payment rates, and when benefits are paid.
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Outlines how to apply for CPP Disability Benefits, including how long you have to wait for a decision, how to check on the status of your application, and how you can appeal if you are turned down.
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This website provides a comprehensive list of links to federal, provincial and territorial programs and services. Also includes the Benefits Finder, an interactive tool that lets you answer a number of questions to get ...
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Outlines the reconsideration process for the Common Experience Payment (CEP), which was part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
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Explains who is eligible, how to apply, how much you could receive, and how long benefits last.
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Explains how the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income Old Age Security (OAS) recipients living in Canada. Outlines who is eligible, how to apply, and what forms you ...
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Explains how to apply for regular employment insurance benefits. Information includes who is eligible, how to re-activate a claim, what documents you need, and how to apply online. It also covers how to check on the ...
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Explains what CPP benefits are available to the surviving spouse, common-law partner, or children of a deceased contributor. Outlines how to apply, what forms you need, and what you may receive.
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