This course focuses on benefits under the federal Canada Pension Plan Act. It provides an overview of the plan and the requirements for eligibility for retirement, survivors', children’s, and disability benefits. Also included is a look at the applications for benefits. There is a special focus on the types of evidence and information that must be submitted with the application for disability benefits in order to meet the qualification standards. The course also includes an overview of avenues for appealing adverse decisions on eligibility. Practical tips to assist community advocates in their work on Canada Pension Plan benefits matters are also included.