The Canada Pension Plan, or CPP, is a retirement fund plan offered to citizens of Canada. It also offers applicants a disability benefit if, during their working and contribution years, an applicant develops a physical or mental disability which leaves the applicant unable to work. If the condition lasts for a prolonged time, the applicant may be eligible to receive a monthly pension until age 65, after which the benefit converts to a retirement pension.
In order to receive Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits, you must have contributed a specified amount based on the income you received for the last 4 out of 6 years. If you have contributed 25 years to CPP, then it is based on 3 out of the last 6 years.
In some situations, such as not knowing about the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits option, a person may be able to file a late application. The date of disability will be determined. The furthest back that payments can be made is 15 months before the date of application.
If a person has a physical or mental disability or both that prevents him or her from working and he or she has contributed for the required number of years he or she may be entitled to CPP Disability Benefits.
If you plan to apply for disability benefits, you are obligated to provide supporting documentation to prove that you suffer from a severe and prolonged disability . Applications will be rejected due to a lack of evidence. Providing the proper documentation is key, however, doing so can be difficult if you are dealing with a prolonged disability.
A lawyer may provide assistance with your application for Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits, including what documents will strengthen your application. A lawyer can also provide assistance with a request for reconsideration or an appeal to the Social Security Tribunal of Canada if your application is declined.
If your disability claim is rejected by the Service Canada, you can request a reconsideration. If your reconsideration request is declined, an appeal to the Social Security Tribunal is available. A request for reconsideration and an appeal must be done in a timely fashion according to the timelines established by Service Canada and the Social Security Tribunal of Canada. Your argument and evidence establishing that you suffer from a severe and prolonged disability must be convincing. The appeal process may be overwhelming for those who are not familiar with the legal and procedural aspects of an appeal to the Social Security Tribunal of Canada. For more information, connect with us today http://himpro.ca.
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