Hey, no idea if I’ve done this write but I’m excited about this forum. Wish I’d found it the first time I applied. So I’ve just got word that my application has been received and I qualify based on contributions. It’s being sent to a medical judicaor. My question is how and what do I use to “beef” up my supportive evidence? My specialist will not fill out forms but my GP has been pretty good but I’m afraid I’ll be denied on just his word alone. I have paperwork from my last employer stating I was fired for taking unauthorized medical leave. Will this help? Any help would be appreciated Thanks
Is there such a thing as unauthorized medical leave? You should see an employment lawyer. There may be a case there.
Hi Van: My Specialist didn’t complete my CPP-D form either - my GP did. There is a form for them to complete. My GP ensured she covered things that I PHYSICALLY could not do. A CPP disability benefit is not approved on the basis of which disability or disease you have, but on how the medical condition and its treatment affect your ability to work at any job on a regular basis. The CPP definition states that a disability has to be both “severe” and “prolonged”, and must prevent you from being able to work at any job on a regular basis. The, Application for Disability Benefits is now available online but must be completed in writing and mailed in. Also, you should understand that it can take several months for your application to be processed (up to 4 months). There is a Questionnaire for you to complete but as far as ESDC is concerned, the Medical Report is the most important part of the application. Make an appointment to talk about your CPP-D application. Your doctor must provide details about your medical condition(s), history, prognosis and treatment. Your doctor should submit any reports from specialists you have seen. Speak to your doctor about letters and reports in your file. Ask your doctor whether or not they feel that your disability creates a severe barrier to employment, not only now, but in the future. Ask your doctor how long your disability is going to last. Your doctor does not have to indicate that you will be disabled for the rest of your life but he/she should indicate that your disability will not improve for the foreseeable future. I would suggest that you ask your doctor to return the Medical Report (and any supporting documentation (i.e. test results; specialist reports) to you so that you can send it to ESDC with your application. This will help avoid confusion and possible delays in processing your application.
They get paid by Service Canada.
I guess as long as there are good notes.
Mine took 4 months.
I’ve heard of longer but not shorter.
Best of luck.
Unfortunately it was 3 years ago