CPPD denial over turned


I just received my notification today from CPPD that I was denied and that I do have the right to appeal their decision. Has anyone on here had any luck on getting their decision turned over and able to assist me on how to go about this.



Sorry to hear that. You can appeal the decision on your own. There are so many post about it on the forum. Also David Brannen wrote a great book on how to apply for CPP disability. You can start by reading it. But make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

I personally hired Resolute Legal after denial. They helped me to win the case and receive my CPP disability.

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Hi Kiddomoase,

I was denied earlier this year and immediately requested a Reconsideration of their decision.

First thing that I did was request my complete CPPD file from Service Canada thru the Access to Information Act. It takes about one 4 to 6 weeks to receive your complete CPPD file so I strongly recommend requesting your file ASAP. Remember you only have 90 days to submit a Reconsideration request. You also want to send Service Canada a letter or their formatted form letter, informing them that you are seeking a Reconsideration but are awaiting your CPPD file thru the Access to Information Act and once you have received your file and reviewed it you will then be in a better position to submit additional information in support of your request. You want to send this letter to Service Canada ASAP.

Once you receive your complete CPPD file you want to review every detail of it and see where Service Canada did not evaluate your file/CPPD application properly. This will give you the opportunity to counter their argument for having denied your original application.

You may have to submit additional medical reports, etc if they are available and in support of your application. I read every detail of David’s Blueprint on submitting a CPPD application and I strongly recommend that you do so.

Once you have all the information you require to counter Service Canada’s CPPD denial, then simply piece it all together and write a very persuasive story that Service Canada will have no reason to deny your Reconsideration request. This is what I did and it worked. I didn’t submit any other medical reports, etc, I simply read every word that was in my CPPD file, analyzed their reasoning for denial and then countered their every argument. If I recall correctly it took about one month for Service Canada to respond to my Reconsideration letter with an APPROVAL letter for CPPD benefits.

So don’t despair, request your CPPD file, read David’s Blueprint, analyze your file, write a persuasive story to counter Service Canada’s denial and, don’t be afraid to ask questions on this forum.

Take care and all the best.


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Hi Elaine

Was it expensive to hire them. And how long did it take

Hi Steve

Why would I need a copy of my CPPD file?

Do you think you could assist me with this.


Hi Kiddomoase,

If you request a copy of your CPPD file you will be able to see the adjudicators logic in denying your application. You get everything that the adjudicator used to make a decision on your application and his/her reasoning on denying your application. In my case, the adjudicator made some very obvious errors is his/her response to my application. So, I simply corrected the adjudicator’s errors and my Reconsideration was approved. If you haven’t done so, read David’s Blueprint. Lots of great info in it.


Call them for a free consultation. You only pay if they win. They charge a percentage from the CPPD amount you receive. And this amount is tax deductible.

Thank you Elaine.

So much appreciated

Hello Kiddomoase,

Here is the link to the Access to Information https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/access-information-privacy/access-information/request-information.html

Simply follow the online instructions and submit your request online. Quick and easy. I simply asked for, “My complete Canada Pension Plan Disability File held by Service Canada.” That is all I put on the form an in about 4/6 weeks I received my complete CPPD file. Lots of information in this file about the decision making logic as to how the adjudicator came to the decision on declining your application. Then you can compare this with the letter of denial that they sent to you so that you can counter their arguments.

Very easy to make a request for you CPPD file (online). The only drawback is that it takes about 4/6 to receive it. On a positive side, you have 90 days to submit your arguments for a Reconsideration. The 90 day clock starts ticking from the date on your denial letter.

Don’t forget to send Service Canada your Request for Reconsideration Letter (electronic form version on Service Canada’s site). And most importantly, read all the information that David provides on his site (Resolute Legal).

Take care.


Here is a link to Resolute Legal’s web site on how to do a CPPD Reconsideration Appeal. How to do a CPP Disability Reconsideration Appeal in 7 Steps - Resolute Legal Disability Lawyers

A must read if you are going to request a Reconsideration Appeal.


Hi steve

I seem to be having trouble navigating their site.

Are you able to give me step by step direction



Is this the correct form

Good morning Kiddomoase,

I am on the site now and it doesn’t look quite like yours. I am on this site Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Online Request

Let me know if you can enter it.


When I went to their site I realized that the site has changed since I have been it it so let me know if you can enter the above site. If not we can talk on the phone.


Sorry to hear that, I know it’s frustrating but don’t give up. It took me one reconsideration then an appeal before mine was accepted. Get of a copy of David’s book or you could request a free consult. Doing it on your own is possible but it’s a lot of work, stressful and isn’t a guarantee of success. Whatever you decide to do just don’t give up.

Hi kevin

Did you appeal yours on your own or did you use Resolute counsel

Hi Elaine

Did you have to call them? I’ve emailed them but haven’t received a response as of yet. I want to get the ball rolling for my appeal.

Do you mean Resolute? I don’t remember but I think I just called them. They make an appointment with a lawyer. It can be David or somebody else. You can ask to talk to David. It may take some time though as he is usually busy. This is the phone number 888-676-6163.

Here’s the page with the contacts: Disability Lawyer Free Consultation

It’s good that Resolute takes CPP-D cases on a contingency basis. Some lawyers in my area told me that they wouldn’t take the case as it doesn’t pay much. Others asked me to pay $5000 in advance. And I had no more energy to appeal so I called Resolute even thought they are located so far from me. But they are so organized and communication is great that I didn’t feel the distance. You’ll have your own online portal where you and them will upload all the documents. Communication will be through express mail, email, phone and portal.

If you don’t mind to pay a percentage of your retroactive CPP-D payment for their work then go for it. It will make your life so much easier.

Ok so you called them. Good to know. I’ll give them a call this week if they don’t reply to my emails. Which I’m sure they will.

You won’t be able to talk to a lawyer the same day. They most probably make an appointment in a week or so. Call them considering their local time. They are in Moncton, New Brunswick. They have other phone numbers too. Try them all. Here they are: 506-800-1147; 888-480-9050; 888-671-8373 (https://www.resolutelegal.ca/locations/moncton-nb). I don’t remember which one I used. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. When they make an appointment they usually call you at a set time.