Disability Support with Kris Johnson, Director of the CPP-Disability Directorate

Jun 16, 2017

Kris spoke to us from his office in Ottawa via the internet.  

The CPP-D website.

Kris Johnson has been the Director-General of the Canada Pension Plan Disability Directorate since July 2015. Prior to joining ESDC, Kris was Senior Director of Lands Modernization at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. In that role, Kris led the development and implementation of a range of statutory and regulatory initiatives. Kris has held other Executive positions within INAC, including serving as Departmental Liaison Officer in the Office of the Minister. Prior to joining the public service in 2004, Kris was a management consultant with IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Included in This Recording 

  1. CPP-D is a federal and provincial work insurance program for people unable to work because of a severe and prolonged disability and provides partial income replacement.
  2. CPP-D is taxable and dependent on how long people worked and how much they contributed to CPP, up to a maximum annual amount not counting the amounts for each dependent child. 
  3. Eligibility: Determined by CPP contribution and medical criteria (a severe and prolonged disability that caused the applicant to stop working) although age, education, and work history are also considered. 
  4. Medical information: provided both by clients as well as health professionals for a full understanding of the condition(s) to limit work capacity.

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