Thank you all very much for staying in contact with DCAC over the last couple of years. It has been a very busy time for us all here at DCAC and I now finally have some time to focus on keeping the blog entries current.
I would like to welcome you all to the new website - we hope that you like it and are able to get the information that you need to help you with your CPP disability matters.
My goal for this blog is to keep you updated on what is happening with CPP disability and to provide education and outreach if you are struggling to apply for CPP disabilty, or if you have been denied and need to appeal.
Over the last couple of years, there have been a number of newspaper stories on CPP disability which I would like to share with you all in the hopes that you will be well-informed to deal with the program.
In February 2016, the Auditor General of Canada, released its' findings on the Canada Pension Plan disability program - it was very scathing and a blessing to those of us who work within this system. Shortly after that report was released, the Minister instructed the reconstitution of the CPP Disability Roundtable and I was fortunate to be offered a seat at this table. This means, that I am able to speak up on behalf of the Canadians who have to deal with this system - and to offer my opinions on how the program can be more accessible. From the lengthy and complex application process - to the large denial rate - there are many good folk who are working towards change. I am looking forward to sharing some of the information on participation in this process. The Social Security Tribunal has recently been reviewed and we await the findings of the report due in Fall.
There is much to write about and over the next weeks I will be posting entries that I hope will be informative and interesting. Thank you for being here. Allison