If you are under 65 and cannot work because you have a physical or mental disability, you may be able to get disability benefits from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a benefits plan for workers. Workers who pay into the plan might get a retirement pension when they retire. Or they might get disability benefits, also called a disability pension, if they can no longer work because of a disability. There are also benefits for the children of people who are receiving CPP disability benefits and for survivors of CPP contributors who have died.