CPP-D and DTC question

History: My husband is a Brittle Type 1 IDDM. He has not been able to work since 2011 because of poor glucose control. He has received the DTC since 2002 and was re approved in jan 2019 until 2023.

This summer we applied for CPPD. After 8 years and him unable to get his glucose under control, our DR suggested we apply. We finally got our decision in january. Denied!

We have applied for the child rearing provision so income wise he was good until 2021 with contributions.

They denied him based on in 2011 the job he was working was night shift. And they have no record that he tried other work to better suit his limitations.

We are appealing the decision. We have included 2 letters from previous employers that state he was let go because of his hypoglycemic seizures on the job. We have included 2 ambulance reports for calls to the workplace for hypoglycemic events.

We have included daily glucose minitorings for a 6 month period from his continuous glucose monitoring system showing he has up to 26 hypoglycemic events in a month and countless hyperglycemic events as well

My question is do you think it would be beneficial to include his approved DTC letter from Jan 2019. Or will this hurt our case for the reconsideration?


It will help to include the DTC approval letter. This approval letter is not evidence that the adjudicator can officially consider, but it is persuasive on a practical basis. It would be even better for you to include the medical report your husband’s doctor filed that resulted in the DTC approval. That report would be evidence the CPP medical adjudicator could consider.

David Brannen

Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal

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