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Canada Pension Plan

Version of section 72 from 2018-06-21 to 2018-12-14:


Marginal note:Commencement of pension

 Subject to section 62, if payment of a survivor’s pension is approved, the pension is payable for each month commencing with the month following

  • (a) the month in which the contributor died, in the case of a survivor who at the time of the death of the contributor had reached thirty-five years of age or was a survivor with dependent children,

  • (b) the month in which the survivor became a survivor who, not having reached sixty-five years of age, is disabled, in the case of a survivor other than a survivor described in paragraph (a), or

  • (c) the month in which the survivor reached sixty-five years of age, in the case of a survivor other than a survivor described in paragraph (a) or (b).

However, in no case is the pension payable earlier than for the twelfth-month preceding the month following the month in which the application was received.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-8, s. 72
  • 2000, c. 12, ss. 54, 64
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 392
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