CPP Disability and working income


#1

I applied for CPP Disability in August 2017 (herniated disc impinged on spinal cord causing severe nerve damage - Cauda Equina Syndrome). Up until my injury I was working. So, in those first seven months of 2017 I would have earned far more than the $5500 limit that CPP Disability allows for working income.
Would this mean that if I get benefits (no decision has been reached yet) that I would get nothing for 2017? What time frame does CPP Disability use to determine that $5500 limit. Is it 12 months from when you were injured or is it the calendar year?
Anyone know?
Cheers,
M


#2

It is from when you applied so no problem earning money before the injury.
It is max 12 months but could be less.
I got 8 months back pay I think.


#3

Okay. Thank you for the info.