Last week we experienced a solar eclipse, something that is a rarity and infrequently happens. As I had my weekly staff meeting, we got to talking about what can happen in the blink of an eye.
Some disabilities are chronic and occur over a number of years - but sometimes disability happens quite literally in the blink of an eye - a fall off a ladder, being hit by a car, a stroke, a heart attack. Quite literally in the blink of an eye - a life can be changed.
At DCAC, we have been privileged to help thousands of individuals with disabilties navigate an often frustrating, confusing, and lengthy process of applying for or appealing CPP disability benefits. Our initial focus was to help people who had been denied, however over the last several years, we have been assisting individuals with their CPP disability applications and we are proud to say we have over 85% success rate.
A Facebook poster asked me why it is necessary for someone to pay for help in order to fill out government forms. I agree it shouldn't be necessary - but like you go to an expert to fill out your taxes - at DCAC we are experts in case-managing Canada Pension Plan disabilty applications. The CPP disability denial rate on initial applications is around 55% - our success rate illustrates why it is smart to obtain professional assistance to navigate the waters.
There are individuals who can manage on their own, but there are people who find the process completely overwhelming - those individuals who have brain injury or cognitive deficits - maybe English is their second language - maybe they do not have a great education so the forms are just daunting.
I feel that it is only a smart idea to get help right from the very beginning of the process. At DCAC provides value in the following ways:
- On the website we include a Canada Pension Plan disability Application kit which provides helfpul suggestions on making your application
- Our staff are experienced - you can see the level of accumulated experience when you read about our team. We understand the CPP disability legislation
- We have worked on thousands of cases and we understand how a disability application or appeal should be managed
- We provide all the service that you need seeing you right through the process - from application to appeal our work together will benefit you by achieving earliery approvals and assisting you to avoid common pitfalls of doing this alone
- We have all the available technology to support clients across the country - we have representatives across Canada
- We have years of accumulated contacts within the Canada Pension Plan - and we know who to call when help is needed
At DCAC - we have you covered - call us if you need help.
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