Following a skiing accident, Michael suffered a severe head injury that has left him in a coma for several months. According to Michael’s doctor, assuming Michael were to survive this incident, it will take several years before Michael will be able to function normally under even the most optimistic prognosis. Michael, who is 46 years of age, has contributed to the CPP for 18 years without interruption. At the time of his accident, Michael would have been entitled to a CPP retirement benefit of $485. Assuming a flat rate amount of $478.03 and a maximum monthly CPP disability amount of $1,313.66, how much is Michael eligible to receive in monthly CPP disability benefits as a result of his injuries?
a) $ 478.03
b) $ 841.78
d) Michael is not eligible to receive CPP disability benefits