I have a question about current employment and CPP Disability. I sent in my application, along with the Dr’s portion in August. Service Canada called in September, confirming that they received my application and they had no further questions at that time; my file would be forwarded to the Adjudicator and I would hear in approximately four months.
I know from reading this forum that the wait time is considerably more and my question pertains to my current job. I am on an unpaid leave of absence (I used the available EI and STD - the company has no LTD plan for employees) and continue to give them letters from my specialist/ every few months extending my LOA, pending the CPP decision. I’m physically unable to go back, but will resigning now hurt my CPP application? Does CPP contact my employer? Does CPP frown upon resigning prior to an approval (or appeal as the case may be)? It’s been a year total thus far that I’ve been away from work.
I ask because resigning now would give me some income that I haven’t had since August (unused vacation time, stat pays, etc., which would definitely help financially). I think they and I both know I won’t be back but wasn’t going to officially resign until I had a decision from CPP.
Thanks in advance