CPP age rules need to be changed
RE: Widow challenges feds over CPP benefits (May 1)
It is disturbing to imagine that after the loss of a spouse, one will not be able to obtain CPP unless they have kids or are over 35. Even though CPP has changed, it seems they have to yet to change the old rules which no longer apply to our current day and age.
It is unfair to Jilian who has to deal with not only the loss of her husband, but also the costs that soon follow. Everyone’s situation is different and the rules that the CPP has shouldn’t be imposed so tightly. A better way to handle this would be to give benefits when the spouse turns 35. This would have worked for Jillian, since her birthday was 10 weeks after the accident. Sadly this is not the case, and this injustice will continue. Nadeem Mirza, Hamilton