The CPP disability process can be overwhelming. Eligibility criteria are difficult to decipher, the application paperwork is complicated, and the odds of receiving a CPP disability claim denial are unfortunately high.
While it is notoriously difficult to qualify for CPP disability benefits, there is a way to increase your chances of success: hiring an experienced CPP disability claim lawyer to help you navigate the process. Here are some of the key advantages of hiring a disability claim lawyer.
Your CPP disability claim lawyer will identify any problems with your claim
Your lawyer will meet with you to gather information and review your case. If there are any red flags that could lead to a CPP disability claim denial, your lawyer will identify them and provide strategies to address them. Your lawyer will also explain the high threshold you must meet to qualify for disability benefits, again identifying any potential problems and working with you to develop a plan so that you meet all of the eligibility criteria.
Your lawyer will help with the paperwork
There is a lot of paperwork involved with the CPP disability process, whether you are just starting your initial application or have already received a CPP disability claim denial and want to appeal. Paperwork errors are among the top grounds for CPP disability claim denials.
Submitting an incomplete claim form, leaving out crucial information about employability, and missing filing deadline are all mistakes that can lead to claim rejection, as is “oversharing” unnecessary information that hurts your claim. Your lawyer will manage the paperwork, ensuring it is accurate, on-time, and only shares appropriate information.
Your disability claim lawyer will gather supporting documentation
A successful CPP disability claim requires a medical report form from your doctor, as well as supporting documentation from other health care providers (e.g., specialists, hospital, physiotherapist, massage therapist, counsellor/psychologist/psychiatrist). Employment records are often needed. Test results, imaging studies, and prescription records may also be vital to securing CPP disability claim approval.
When you hire a disability claim lawyer, they will clarify which documents you should submit to maximize your chances of approval and request those documents on your behalf. The document gathering process is much more efficient when a lawyer is involved. Requests from lawyers tend to be given higher priority, which means your supporting materials will be gathered and submitted on your behalf without unnecessary delay.
It can reduce stress and save you time
Hiring a skilled lawyer to handle the CPP disability process gives you the benefit of a professional on your side who will handle matters for you. An experienced CPP disability claim lawyer knows how to keep your claim or appeal on track, so you don’t suffer delay in getting the benefits you deserve. Once you hire a lawyer, you no longer need to figure the process out on your own, you don’t need to worry about paperwork or missing deadlines, and you can let your lawyer take over direct communication with Service Canada, your treating professionals, and your employer.
Working with a disability claim lawyer can lighten your burden and speed the CPP disability process along. That frees you up to focus on your physical and mental needs, as well as the needs of your loved ones. It provides you with the comfort of knowing that your claim or appeal is being handled as effectively and efficiently as possible, and the invaluable benefit of getting faster compensation.
Reach out to an experienced disability claim lawyer in Alberta and Saskatchewan
When you’re dealing with a disability, you can trust the team at Ludwar Law Firm to represent your interests with skill and dedication. If you live in Alberta or Saskatchewan, our disability claims law firm can handle your disability claims with private insurance companies and the Canada Pension Plan. Ludwar Law Firm specializes in taking on the stress of a disability claim or CPP disability claim denial so you can focus on your health.
We work hard to make sure people get the CPP disability benefits they deserve. Our disability claims law firm is located in Calgary, but we assist clients with CPP disability claims and appeals in Saskatoon, Regina, and across all of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Schedule a free initial consultation by contacting us today.