Employment income and CPP Disability


#1

I’m still a bit confused with requirement to report employment income under CPP Disability. The CPP website says that you can earn $5500 a year before you have to start reporting to CPP. But their website also says you need to report to them if you start working again. Which is it? If I try working 2 hours a week do I need to report that?
Also, is it $5500 in 12 months from injury or in a calendar year (ie. between January 1 and December 31)?
Cheers


#2

Yes, my advice is to report any attempt. Then you have no stress and are upfront.


#3

I’ve been trying to call them for two days now to get clarification, but the recorded message keeps saying call volume is too high and to call back later.


#4

Report any attempts. I believe they look at calendar year for the earnings amounts, but always just report no matter what.


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