Community Access: Disability Benefit Applications & Appeals

Advocacy involving applications and appeals for Canada Pension Plan Disability [CPP-D], Disability Support Program and Income Support programs are the focus of this service.

Access Department staff have proven very successful in assisting clients with appeals of CPP Disability claims. This can bring large retroactive payments to some applicants and can also save the provincial government thousands of dollars each year in social assistance funds. Many people who have applied for CPP disability benefits are referred to the Council for assistance in the application, appeal, and tribunal processes. In addition, individuals seeking support from the provincial social assistance program are sometimes instructed to apply for CPP disability benefits and referred to one of our three regional offices for assistance.