I can tell you that this is news to me! I had previously reviewed the 2018 amendments and saw nothing like this, I just reviewed them again and didn see anything. I happened to be speaking with a CPP medical adjudicator this morning, so I asked her about this and she knew nothing of it. I took the final step of calling Service Canada and the people I spoke with agreed with me that this makes absolutely no sense.
However, stranger things have happened, and given that this could be a new policy or change, it is possible that people are not aware of it yet…but I can tell you it really doesn’t make sense. Insurance company’s can provide supplemental medical records, but the medical report form is very specific in that it needs to be filled out by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
I expect what is going on is that the insurance company will send the Medical Form to your doctor to fill out as part of the process in putting together your claim, so you don’t have to do it yourself.
If they are taking the lead to do the application, then see how it goes. I am going to continue to make inquiries about this in the meantime.
Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal
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