My doctor listed me as disabled in December 2011, although I continued to work until October 2012 when I additionally was in a car accident and suffered a brain injury on top of severe bipolar affective disorder.
My last CPP contribution was in 2016 as I tried to return to work part-time.
I’ve just discovered I worked 50-hours in 2017. I can’t check what I put on my application as…wait for it…I seem to have lost it. CPP has said I can request a copy in writing. The Service Canada site says $0.00 for that year and “Below basic exemption amount for the year”.
CPPD already called me and told me that I meet the requirements. They would have access to the data that says I have?
So, my question is: do CPPD calculate contribution requirements backwards from the last CPP contribution (2016) for a late application? Will my “Below basic exemption amount for the year” in 2017 matter? Or do they consider 2012-2013 to be the date I became disabled and use CPP contributions from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012?
Sorry for the rambling post. I’m freaking out here.