I am very pleased with the service provided by Allison. She is truly dedicated to the cause of the disabled and disadvantaged. Prior to my disablement by multiple sclerosis, I worked in a social services office and was well versed with different processes of getting disability benefits. I proceeded with my own claim for CPP with just the help of my doctor and a social worker. The process was very daunting, and Service Canada was of little or no help. My original submission was woefully inadequate and I was denied. I applied for reconsideration and did more research. I found that like all things government, one needs to draw a detailed roadmap for the government employee doing the work in order to have any chance of success. Even with my experience, I was not up to the challenge; I needed someone who was. My research led me to Allison, and she took on my claim. Within three months of her starting work on my claim, I got a favourable decision and am now receiving from CPP the benefit of my contributions that I paid during my working years. The roadmap that she drew was painstaking accurate and detailed.
For those who are considering whether to hire an advocate, I can only say this: Don’t go it alone. When you go it alone, you have to do all the heavy lifting; you cannot expect nor does the law state that Service Canada has to do any of it for you. You cannot just drop a stack of medical records in the adjudicator’s lap and expect them to spend all the time needed to make sense of it in a manner that is in your favour. This is what they are supposed to do, but it will not happen unless you also have that expertly drawn roadmap. Allison can provide that roadmap for you. Please remember that CPP-D is not welfare. If you have contributed to CPP, can meet the contribution and time tests and can no longer work due to disability, you have an entitlement to a benefit. Don’t give up, call Allison and let her help you. I cannot thank Allison enough for her time and effort.
Thanks again Allison for all your time and effort.
I have simple advice for people with disabilities, if you looking for help and you lucky enough to find DCAC, than you are on the right truck. Trust Allison and simply FORGET THE REST because she is definitely THE BEST. Mr. Z.Z.
Thank you to both these clients. I appreciate your words of recommendation.