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   Posted 11/21/2012 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
The following is a post from a new member (Momofanuthouse).... Thanks.

Please help ! I need any information i can get on winning my appeal with cpp disability, I am so lost , i am in constant pain to the point i can barely walk, what am i doing wrong ? why do they keep putting me off i have requested a call back for the last 4 weeks and no one has even so much as contacted by phone,mail email anything , is this a good thing or bad thing, i called today they said things were being processed , now does that mean another denial? i am so confused on how this works !
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   Posted 11/21/2012 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am not sure what cpp disability is but if its anything like SSI or SSD your best bet is to get a lawyer to help.  Heres the thing at least for SSI and SSD if a lawyer takes your care you can most certainly count on winning as these lawyers only take these type cases and only take them if they can win, if they dont win they dont get paid, at lease that is how is works with social security benefits.
Good luck to you and I am curious at to what cpp is, if you dont mind could you let me know?
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   Posted 11/21/2012 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, what does cpp stand for? haven't heard that before. and yes, if its anything like SSD, get a lawyer immediately, most work on contingency, so no money out of your pocket.

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   Posted 11/22/2012 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Another vote for getting a lawyer. I tried once by myself and learned the hard way that they will come up with crazy things to deny you benefits. They don't tell you exactly what their definitions are. I am in the appeal process right now.

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   Posted 11/22/2012 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
CPP is Canadian Pension Plan looks similar to SSI
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   Posted 11/22/2012 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Momofanuthouse
I'm on CPPD. First let me say that everyone told me that they deny almost everyone the first time you apply and sure enough I was denied. I reapplied and everything went fine after that. Like any government agency they take their time so don't panic. As long as your doctor is backing you up and you qualify by having paid into CPP in your working years you should qualify. I'm not sure how many times you have applied as you didn't say. I'm on total disability and have insurance through work so my wages are split between the insurance company and CPPD. The advantage to having CPPD is that they will give you a cost of living allowance as well as pay money towards your kids..if you have any under 18 or are in school. For our American friends CPPD is Canadian Pension Plan Disability.If this is your first denial I won't worry to much as it seems to be par for the course.Best of luck and keep us up to date. All the best....Stingray
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   Posted 11/22/2012 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with stingray, I am as well on CPPD and it took over 4 years for me to get approved. Also you should now not everyone gets the same amount that is all determined by them and their calculations.

Good luck, patience, I was denied at first then I want through appeal and then through review tribunal. So many steps and yes my doctor was behind me but the deciding factor was my pain management doctor sent in a letter and my hubby spoke to tribunal, he was in tears talking about how my life has changed.
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   Posted 11/22/2012 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like Canada's version of Social Security Disability is just as much of a pain (no pun intended) to get as ours (USA).
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   Posted 11/24/2012 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes Jim it can be very challenging but not for everyone. I know people who receive it for ADHD, and heard abut a woman that was too obese to work so she got CPPD.
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