There are many reasons why most disabled Canadians lose their CPP benefits. You may not know all of them and some may even catch you unaware. But still, the end result is usually you losing your Canada Pension Plan benefits even when you have a good disability lawyer. It even gets worse for those people who are looking to appeal the decisions based on their ineligibility, especially for this disability pension benefit.
The purpose of the CPP disability claims is to replace portions of the total earnings of the contributors who can’t work due to a severe or prolonged disability or injury.
To figure out any severe or prolonged disabilities, information is usually collected and compiled from the applicant, their employer, or physician, which can then be used to try and determine the eligibility of the income benefit. Some of the issues that many of the disabled Canadians face and threaten their chances of getting their CPP benefits include;
The first reason talks about the issue of how over 60% of the initial total applications involving CPP disability benefits get refused or denied. And you will find that the first try always almost certainly ends in failure because of the murky rules involves, unwieldy paperwork, failure to identify and even obtain the necessary employability and medical information, and the inability to connect with the real individuals who can actually provide you with genuine service.
Studies also suggest that the rate of the overall initial ruling of all CPP disability benefits keeps declining in the last decade alone. In 2013-14 alone, it fell to just 43%, which makes Canada one of the countries with the highest CPP case rejection rates. Literally, over half of all the initial filed cases of the CPP, cases end up being denied or rejected by the Social Security Tribunals.
Then comes the issue of the backlog, which occurs due to the more than 7,000 appeals which are always in denial at any one time waiting to be heard by the Social Security Tribunals which is currently the official body that was established in 2013 to streamline and replace the previous system. As a matter of fact, the previous system did a much better job in attempting to ensure that most of the appeals were held and listened to by the statutory deadline. They knew very well the consequences which would arise if the number of the appellants kept rising.
And now comes the working Canadians who have disabilities and have also applied for the CPP benefits. You find that these Canadian citizens end up losing certain legal rights coupled with any of the other rights confined. You find that regulations have now allowed the tribunal to dismiss these kinds of appeals on a summary basis if they are satisfied beyond any doubt that the appeals have no reasonable chance of success. In addition to this, you find that most of the clients also have no right to even plead their cases directly even to a tribunal member. There is, indeed, the need for an assessment to have an oral hearing of these cases.