I applied for CPP-D first week of Sept, I received 1 letter telling me that they had asked my Dr for more info (not saying what info) & that they were waiting to hear back from him, but that was in the first couple months, I did not hear again until I called end of Feb to ask where it was at, that is when they told me that the letter telling me that I was denied. the letter was dated Feb 8th. I had moved so the letter got lost in the shuffle somehow ( that’s for a different topic) but that was the day I got on line trying to figure out what to do, I was fortunate enough to come upon Davids blueprint. I followed his instruction & wrote out my story, explained in MY words what happened, how I was feeling, etc. it does make it easier for someone to understand where you are coming from when they hear it from you rather than from medical terminology & no personal info input.
1 of the reasons they said no was cause I did not prove my Dr had prescribed me pain meds, BUT in the Medical Adjudicators report under PHYSICIANS it stated pain meds prescribed, & under MEDICATIONS it showed the pain med by name. They see what they want & dont see what they dont want to I guess. They just dont want to pay, so your story tells them in better words (your words) what is going on & helps them to see better than just some medical words on papers.
I had a n 11 page letter along with 44 pieces of info that they never saw or never asked for. I have experience doin up documents for family court so that is the kind of document I did up, it is quite impressive people tell me & I am very proud of it because I didnt know if I could do it, It took me 3 months instead of a couple weeks to do up the document because it was a big challenge because of my memory problems, but I managed, I impressed them I guess for them to give me a"YES" (2 days after they received the document) they called me to tell me I had been approved. I have received my back pay back to Sept, & got my 1st payment yesterday
Your appeal gives you the chance to tell your story your way you want them to hear it.I also got approved for the disability Tax Credit, all this sure helped with the financial stress we were having
I also had the help of a social worker, my husband & 1 of my daughters to help with proof reading & editing. (as I repeat myself, forgetting what I wrote earlier & would write it again). It was a Stressful time but I am so happy that I suck to it.
Hope this helps.