What are some issues with Service Canada when people with disabilities apply for the Canada Pension Plan Disability benefit? How Brematson makes a difference in representing disabled claimants applying for this benefit.
There have been some valid criticisms of Service Canada with respect to the Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) benefit application process. Some of these issues include:
Lengthy wait times: There have been reports of applicants waiting several months or even years for their CPP-D application to be processed and approved.
Lack of transparency: Some applicants have reported feeling confused or frustrated by the lack of transparency in the decision-making process. They may not understand why their application was denied or what they can do to appeal the decision.
Inconsistencies in decision-making: There have been concerns about inconsistencies in the way the Service Canada makes decisions, which can lead to some applicants being approved while others with similar circumstances are denied.
Reasons for denial: As of late, Service Canada has not been providing a detailed explanation as to why an application has been denied. This practice makes it very difficult for a claimant to appeal the denial.
Limited options for appeal: While there is an appeal process available for those who are denied CPP-D benefits, some have criticized the limited options for appeal and the complexity of the process.
Accessibility barriers: Some applicants with disabilities may face accessibility barriers when trying to access the CPP-D application process.
Brematson can make a difference. We specialize in this area of representation and are very familiar with Service Canada’s limitations on assisting those with disabilities to apply for this much needed benefit.
Brematson assists the claimant by reviewing medical information and CPP contributions to determine up front if the claimant should be eligible to receive this benefit. If eligible, we take over the entire process from the onset by completing the application for CPP-D benefits with the claimant and contacting the doctor to complete the Medical Report (with follow-ups to ensure completion).
Once the CPP-D application and Medical Report have been submitted to Service Canada, Brematson follows up with Service Canada to determine the status of the application and/or payment.
Brematson will also appeal denied CPP-D benefit applications right through to the Social Security Tribunal appeals division.
By Brematson taking over the entire process, the person with the disability has one less thing to worry about and can focus on themselves.
Brematson’s motto is Courage, Compassion and Commitment, and we live up to our motto on a daily basis.