While there has been little reason to embrace the high inflation of today, there may be a silver lining for certain government benefits. Higher inflation means higher Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits and the outcome can be especially significant the longer you wait to begin. The standard age to start CPP is 65, but you can begin as early as age 60. In fact, most people start early.1 However, if you have yet to apply for CPP, it may be an opportune time to revisit the timing decision.
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