CPP Benefits - Early or Later

June 17, 2020

Author: The Link Between

Have you ever wondered what the net impact would be on your CPP Benefits depending on when you choose to start withdrawing?

The CPP (or Canadian Pension Plan) allows you to start taking your pension benefits as early as aged 60, or as late as age 70. The earlier you choose to start your payments however, the smaller the payments will be, and regardless of when you start, they will continue for the rest of your life.

As a result, the longer you expect to live, the more benefit there is to starting you CPP benefits later. In fact, depending on a number of factors, there’s a specific break-even age between taking your CPP earlier vs later.

Try out this simple calculator to compare the impact on your pension.

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Danielle Brown, B. Comm, CFP, CHS

Financial Security Advisor

Brown Financial Corporation

(403) 252-1752

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