Income assistance problems – Canada Pension Plan Disability
Steps to Justice is a website that gives you step-by-step information on everyday legal problems.
The Employment and Social Development Canada has a page on CPP disability benefits for more information, including a page on Automatic Reinstatement (if you went off CPPD because you returned to work, but you are unable to continue working and need to get back on CPPD).
You can get the application forms at ServiceCanada offices. Find a Service Canada office in your area online or call 1-800-622-6232.
ServiceCanada offices serving our area are:
Appealing a CPP Disability Decision
- Reconsideration: If you disagree with the original decision, you can request a Reconsideration of the decision.
- Appeal to the Social Security Tribunal, General Division. If you are still denied after a request for Reconsideration, you can appeal to the Social Security Tribunal, General Division.
- Appeal to the Social Security Tribunal, Appeals Division. If you are still denied after a CPP hearing, you may be able to appeal to the Social Security Tribunal, Appeals Division. You will need permission from the Social Security Tribunal before this type of appeal can be filed. You should get legal advice before filing this type of appeal. Contact us for help.
- Navigator Service: This service is offered by the Social Security Tribunal for those without representation at a CPP disability appeal hearing. Navigators will guide you through the appeal process with tailored one-on-one support from start to finish. They can answer questions you may have about preparing for a hearing or how a hearing works. NOTE: Navigators cannot give you legal advice or act as your advocate or representative. See their website for more details.