Thank you for having this forum and to the posters here that have been so supportive. It has eased some of the massive anxiety that I am suffering from.
I filed for CPP-D in March for severe depression and a severe anxiety disorder which has debilitated me and prevented me from working enough to support myself. I have been struggling since my early teens (39 now) but this disability has progressed to severe and has detrimentally affected my quality of life, even with ongoing help and support from my doctor.
I did not hear anything back until a couple of weeks ago after speaking with a medical adjudicator. Service Canada lost all of my medical forms and requested my very busy doctor to re-send them all.
I explained my disability and situation in detail, as best as I could, including frequent suicidal thoughts due to the disability. She said she will await the medical report, but I qualify in all other aspects.
On Friday, the application status on the Service Canada website says “complete” but under estimated CPP monthly benefits, it says “Apply for CPP-D”.
I’m going to assume that means my claim is denied and that I will be needing help from Resolute. My question is: Are there any lawyers that this forum can recommend when dealing with severe anxiety disorders and severe depression claims? Invisible disabilities are hard to provide proof of how debilitating they are, but they are nonetheless VERY real. How many people fall through the cracks and end up taking their own lives?
Also, I am concerned about my privacy as Service Canada should NOT be “losing” confidential medical reports.
If Resolute can help me successfully, I am willing to pay handsomely with the little I have left that I have been surviving on.
Cheers all and thank you.