Declined due to date


#1

I became disabled with macular degeneration in March of 2016. I never heard of CPP disability until June of 2017. I applied and the application was received June 13th and they told me I was past the 15 month deadline, and declined me. I appealed and just got declined again… they said they are firm on their dates. I’m going blind and cannot work and have no savings…is there any hope…


#2

I’ve never heard of a 15 month deadline and it is not on their website.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-disability-benefit/eligibility.html

have a severe and prolonged disability;
be under the age of 65; and
meet the CPP contribution requirements.
To qualify for a CPP disability benefit, you must have contributed to the CPP in:
four of the last six years; or
three of the last six years if you have contributed for at least 25 years.

Contact Resolute for a free consult.
https://resolutelegal.ca/free-consultation/


#3

Sorry, the 15 month deadline is from when you started receiving your CPP (March 2016) and when you apply for your CPP Disability (June 2017).


#4

Oh, you already get CPP.
I think there is nothing to do that I know of.
I would still contact Resolute, a lawyer might know a loophole.