CPP Disability and Psychological Disorders
A mental illness can affect your life profoundly and make the tasks of daily living seem overwhelming. If you have a severe and prolonged mental illness that prevents you from working at any job, you may be eligible to obtain Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits.
Mental Conditions as Primary Disability
At Reybroek Barristers, our lawyers have obtained CPP benefits for people whose mental conditions caused or contributed to their disabilities. We represent those whose primary condition is a psychological disorder, such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Tourette syndrome
- Obsessions or compulsions
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Mental Conditions Secondary to Physical Conditions
We also represent people whose mental disorders are symptoms of their physical conditions. For example, a physician who sustained a brain injury may suffer memory loss so severe she is unable to practice medicine. Because she is still able to work at unskilled jobs, she would not be eligible to obtain CPP benefits. The brain injury, memory loss and resulting loss of her profession may trigger chronic, severe depression that could prevent her from working in any capacity.
Psychological conditions that, in combination with a physical condition, cause disability are carefully scrutinized and must be supported with adequate medical evidence. Because we understand the rigorous standards that must be met for the acceptance of a CPP disability claim, we are well-prepared to assist you with your initial application, reconsideration or appeal.
There is no charge to discuss your case with a lawyer who is experienced in obtaining CPP disability benefits for people with disabling mental conditions. To arrange a free consultation, please contact our office in Toronto, Ontario.