Canada Pension Plan
About the Canada Pension Plan
If you have become too injured or ill to work at any job for a prolonged period of time, you may be eligible to receive the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit. Reybroek Barristers in Toronto can determine if you are eligible for CPP disability and will assist you at all stages of the application and review process.
Applying for CPP is a complicated matter. Even minor mistakes in the initial application can jeopardize your chances of approval and put your future financial stability at risk. Our lawyers are experienced in helping disabled people obtain CPP disability benefits. You can rely on us to manage the process of application or review.
To learn more about CPP disability and how we can help, please review the following pages:
- Who is eligible? CPP disability is only for those who have paid into the program and whose disabling conditions meet certain standards.
- What are the benefits? There is a complex calculation for determining the amount of an individual applicant's benefits.
- How we can help: Our lawyers' knowledge of the law can help you avoid common pitfalls.
- Reconsideration: If your initial application has been denied, Service Canada will review the decision and consider new information.
- First-level appeal: The Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals (OCRT) will consider appeals of the decision made at reconsideration.
- Second-level appeal: A judge will determine whether you can appeal your case to the Pension Appeals Board (PAB).
- Hard-to-prove disabilities: Conditions like back pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome do not show up on X-rays or MRIs, but can be disabling nonetheless.
- Mental disabilities: We represent people with disabling mental disabilities ranging from depression to post traumatic stress syndrome to schizophrenia.
At Reybroek Barristers, we understand that our disabled clients are facing significant physical, emotional and financial challenges. We are here to guide you through the process and help you obtain all the benefits you are entitled to receive.
If you have suffered a serious, prolonged or permanent disability, please contact our office in Toronto, Ontario, to arrange a free initial consultation.