I got a letter in the mail today from CPPD saying that I have been denied. They claim that because I work very part time, (approximately 9 hours per week) that I should be able to find employment that I could do more hours at, that doesn’t involve anything physical. I lost my job of 21 years because they felt that I was no longer an asset to the company. I did receive a severance and then decided to work very part time at another job. I guess maybe I shouldn’t have even tried to continue working. I can appeal their decision of course, but it sounds like I would have to quit working together. My question is this. If I don’t appeal their decision and need to apply again at a later date ( maybe a year or two later for example) am I able to re apply? Or am I only allowed to apply once and if I don’t appeal then that’s it?
You can apply again as long as you meet the CPP contribution requirement ie have contributed to CPP in the last 4 out of 6 years --or if you have worked over 25 years–then 3 out of the last 6 years.
You can sign into Service Canada my account to see if you have made the required contributions (aprox income of 5,600 is all that is needed per year)
I would appeal though as 9 hours per week would not be a gainful income if that is the most you can manage.
Was it because of lower productivity because of your disability?
As others have noted you can always re-apply as long as there has not been a “final decision” on your claim. That final decision comes form the Social Security Tribunal. However, if you only capable of working 9 hours per week and are on track to earn $10000 or less for the year, then you should continue your appeals. You can earn some income as long is is below a threshold (approx $15000 in 2018) and still qualify for CPPD.
Now, are you the catwoman form the batman movies or just a woman who loves cats!
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Lol, unfortunately not the real catwoman