Well this is a bit of a side step for me given the tone of my recent postings on this blog.
I would like to extend my apprciation to the Canada Pension Plan disability adjudicators who are working in their regions. It is obvious from my discussions with many of these staff members across various regions in Canada, that they would like to do their best to make sure the clients are submitting the most thorough CPP disability applications and reconsideration appeals.
I have been writing letters to the Canada Pension Plan adjudicators and asking them to hold the reconsideration reviews, until the clients have had an opportunity to submit all of the infromation they can to support their appeal (it is a client's onus). Many of the adjudicators state that they understand the long delays clients will face if they are denied and appealing to the Social Security Tribunal and would also like to ensure that individuals are not stuck in this process.
There has been one or two that really could care less but for the most part I tip my hat to those case-managers who want to help the clients in the best way that they can - and work with the case-managers who are helping the applicants!
Again I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to make sure you have submitted a complete application and if you are denied - I would recommend you find a knowledgable person to help you with this administrative review by Canada Pension Plan. The problem is - as you know - if you do not submit the best documentation that you can, and you are then denied by Canada Pension Plan - then you are faced with all the issues that I have written about in this blog.