Happy New Year.
I have a lot of information that I am looking forward to sharing with you over this new year. 2011 marks my 13th year working in this field and this brings me to the reason for this blog.
Many people who contact me have no idea that there are individuals out there who can help you navigate the Canada Pension Plan appeal maze. It can be overwhelming. The reason why I have this blog and this website, is to provide this information and hopefully help out in some way, even if it is just to let people know that they should not give up, or that there are other people who are going through a similar situation, and finally to share what I know about the appeals system.
With the launch of the website, I have for the most part been very well received. I hear from a lot of individuals who have found the information helpful.
I have also had some people question my integrity and services and feel that I am in some way not who I represent myself to be.
There have been some concerns that I run DCAC similar to the recently maligned National Benefits Authority, who take a fee for completing CRA disability tax credit applications.
Please note, that I do not fill out forms for CPP. I never have - I may be able to give you some helpful advice on what information to include or answer your questions - and I do firmly believe that a well-completed application form is a good first step to success - it is not something that I involve myself in. I have outlined clearly on this website what I do and how I help.
There is legitimate concern about sharing Social Insurance Numbers and I totally get that - there is a real need in today's marketplace to be completely comfortable with the sharing of this type of information.
I will continue to post current information on this website that I hope will help you if you are going to appeal a denial. That information is free for the taking!
If anyone has any concerns about the services provided by the Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic -please contact me directly - I will be happy to talk with you.
I have some really good information about CPP processing times for various different regions which I will post in the next few days.