Canada Pension Plan
If you have become disabled, you may be entitled to receive Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits. In order to be entitled to CPP disability benefits, you must:
- be under the age of 65;
- have contributed to CPP for 4 out of the last 6 years prior to becoming disabled; and
- suffer from a severe and prolonged disability that prevents you from returning to work or obtaining a job that you are reasonably qualified for by way of education and/or training.
As part of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) application process, Service Canada requires you to complete several forms and attach all relevant medical documentation in support of your claim. There are two stages to the process: the initial application, and reconsideration. Should your claim fail at the two initial stages, you may appeal to the Social Security Tribunal of Canada.
When applying for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits, it is a common error to provide irrelevant medical document that does not address the claimant’s limitations and restrictions. Paralegals at JNR Legal Services Professional Corporation knows the right questions to ask your treating physicians and specialists to elicit the kind of responses that clearly explain the nature of your disability and how it prohibits you from obtaining or maintaining any form of gainful employment.
JNR can assist you with your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Application and Appeals.