A Second Appeal of a Denied Disability Claim
You may find yourself involved in a CPP second-level appeal for two reasons:
- If your appeal to the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunal (OCRT) is unsuccessful, you may be able to appeal the decisions to the Pension Appeals Board (PAB).
- If your first-level appeal is successful, Service Canada may appeal the decision of the OCRT and seek to have its denial of your claim reinstated.
We'll Be There for You
In either case, it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation. A lawyer and a health care professional will be at the PAB hearing to represent Service Canada. The CPP disability lawyers of Reybroek Barristers in Toronto can be there for you. We are available to pursue approval of benefits or defend the OCRT's decision to approve your CPP claim.
Permission to Advance to a CPP Second-Level Appeal
A PAB judge must review your request to pursue a second-level appeal and give you permission to present your case before the PAB. Without this permission, you will not be able to proceed to the second-level appeal, and the decision made by the OCRT will be considered final. Because this step in the process can end your case, it is important that it be handled correctly.
Our lawyers can review your case, and determine the appropriate arguments to make and the additional supporting evidence to provide to the judge. If we are successful in this step of the process, we will prepare for the hearing before the PAB.
There is no charge to discuss your case with a lawyer who is experienced in obtaining CPP disability benefits for clients through the appeals process. To arrange a free consultation, please contact our office in Toronto, Ontario.