Even though this article was first published in 2014, and updated on May 12, 2018, it is still an interesting read regarding CPP Disability benefits. It was written by Michael J. Prince, a Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the University of Victoria.
The article outlines issues that we have come across while trying to help people apply for and/or appeal the decisions made on eligibility for CPP benefits.
Through the experience of working with our clients and the stories that they have told us, we found that most people have a difficult time completing the initial application for CPP-Disability benefits because they can be overwhelming and confusing. We also found that, quite often, people who are trying to apply for CPP-Disability benefits on their own are denied. Unfortunately, they are told by others that these applications are always initially denied, making them unaware that they can, or should, seek assistance.
Seeking assistance when trying to determine eligibility for applying for CPP-Disability benefits and completing the application can greatly increase the probability of being accepted. Getting help can also aid people in the follow-up process for any other documents that are necessary to receive a positive outcome.
Brematson Disability Advocates is well-versed in the rules, regulations, case law and procedures regarding Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits. Whether you are in the initial stages of applying for CPP-Disability benefits or are still eligible for a request for reconsideration of a denied application, at the appeal level to the SST, Brematson Disability Advocates can assist you.
For the complete article, please see the Globe and Mail: Seven reasons why disabled Canadians are losing CPP benefits