Updated information about income assistance appeals
Steps to Justice has updated information on appealing decisions at the Social Security Tribunal (SST) about:
- Canada Pension Plan disability benefits
- Canada Pension Plan pensions and other benefits
- Old Age Security
The SST has shortened the deadlines to send in documents and arguments for these appeals. They have also made appeals simpler and changed how their Appeals Division works. The Appeals Division now treats appeals like new hearings and can look at new information.
The SST offers a navigator service to help people who don’t have a lawyer or other professional help. Navigators are specialized staff with knowledge of the appeal process.