Canada Pension Plan (disability) hearings can be stressful. The team at LSB Legal Services is here to alleviate that stress. We understand the rules and regulations surrounding CPP and if you need your CPP disability benefits, we are the ones to call first.
In order to qualify for Canadian Pension Plan Disability Benefits, you must have contributed to the CPP in either four of the last six years or three of the last six years if you have contributed for at least 25 years. You must also have a severe and prolonged disability that is preventing you from working on a regular basis. LSB Legal Services can help you through the application process represent you for your Appeal in the event your benefits are denied.
The application process involves a report from your physician and several forms and certified true photocopies of required documentation. It takes up to four months, after your application, for a decision to be made by the CPP. During this time, CPP's medical adjudicators may request additional information from you.
This is a complicated and precise application process. LSB Legal Services is able to complete your application for disability benefits and represent you in the event your benefits are denied.
When determining if your medical issue is severe and prolonged, their adjudicators look at:
- The nature and severity of your medical condition.
- The impact your medical condition and treatment has on your ability to work.
- Your prognosis from your doctor.
- Characteristics such as age, education, and work history.
- Your work performance, productivity, and how much you are currently earning
If your benefits are denied you are able to apply for reconsideration within 90 days of receiving their original decision. LSB Legal Services can appeal the decision and represent you throughout the process.