I received word today that my CPP-D appeal has been approved and I qualify for benefits. I am surprised, to be honest. I recently sued for and won my LTD case with my insurance company through my employer. So I know that CPP-D will now be covering a percentage of that at a future date, and I assume that either my CPP-D lump sum with either go directly to my insurance co or I will get it and forward it. I am not asking many questions here, as I know if I use the search function I’ll find a lot of info.
One thing I am wondering though - I have not spoken to my insurance company directly since my recent legal case. They did not ask me to apply for CPP-D, I did that on my own in anticipation that they may require it, and appealed it for the same reason. Should I contact them at this point to let them know I have been approved by CPP-D, or wait until I have all the info and process in place? I was told it could take up to 60 days, but usually less time than that. I want the transition to go smoothly as I don’t want to miss any of my monthly benefit payments from my insurance company, so I’m not sure what is the best way to approach it.
If you are fighting for benefits, keep fighting. Things can work out eventually, even with a disheartening start and frustrating process - I am proof of it.