Do you need to win CPP disability payments? Are you struggling with your application or appeal? Are you worried about representing yourself?
If you answered “YES”, then call us toll free at (888) 732-0470 for a free phone consultation. Take the next step to getting your CPP disability benefits approved. You may be entitled to a large retroactive payment and monthly payments to age 65.
NOTE: This consultation is free and you don’t pay us anything unless we get your CPP disability approved.
Our experienced CPP disability lawyers can help you:
- know if you could qualify for CPP disability benefits;
- know if you could qualify for a lump sum retroactive payment;
- get your claim approved ASAP
Our CPP disability lawyers help you at all stages of the claim, including the initial application, reconsideration appeals and the Social Security Tribunal. We have successfully represented CPP disability clients in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. We have offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Moncton, but deliver all services remotely. This means you never have to leave your home, even if your case goes to a Social Security Tribunal Hearing.
Why Choose Us?
Only pay if we win
We handle almost all CPP disability claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means there are no up-front charges. Our maximum contingency fee is 33.3% plus taxes and disbursements. We advance payment for all medical records and reports. If we win, you pay us a percentage of your CPP disability retroactive payment. You keep 100% of all future payments.
Never leave your home
We deliver 100% of our service by distance. All meetings and legal proceedings are done by telephone or videoconference. You never have to leave your home. We have worked this way since 2015. Clients constantly rate this as one of the top benefits of working with us.
Disability claims only
We are one of a few law firms in Canada to focus exclusively on disability claims. We believe that no Canadian should be wrongfully denied disability benefits because of legal technicalities. This passion started with our founder’s personal experience seeking his grandfather being wrongfully denied benefits from a work injury claim.
Story alignment method
We invented The Story Alignment Method™, which is our signature process for handling disability claims. Using this process, we have achieved a success rate of well over 90%. We win by telling your best story. Others will come to see that going on disability was the last thing you wanted.
We are unique in that our founder and managing lawyer is a former occupational therapist. He worked as an occupational therapist in Canada and the United States before returning to law school. He started Resolute Legal for the purpose of representing people in disability claims.
We educate you first
We believe in educating you first. So you can make better decisions about your disability claim. We given away over 10,000 free books and guides aimed at helping people win their own disability claims. Our books include The Beginner’s Guide to CPP Disability and The CPP Disability Application Workbook. Both sell on Amazon.ca.
How our CPP disability lawyers help you
Applying for CPP Disability
We help you apply for CPP disability benefits. You can apply on your own using our self-help guides and courses. Or you can allow us to prepare your application for you. You may be able to win on your own, but having us prepare your application will give you the best chance for early approval.
If Service Canada denies your application then your next step is the Reconsideration Appeal. This is an appeal directly with Service Canada. It will be decided by their medical adjudicators. Our lawyer help you win this appeal by determining how your claim (as currently presented) fails to align with expectations, beliefs and incentives of the Service Canada Medical Adjudicator. This is part of our Story Alignment Process that has allowed us to achieve a success rate of over 90%.
Social Security Tribunal
If Service Canada denies your Reconsideration Appeal, then your next step is to appeal to the Social Security Tribunal of Canada. The Social Security Tribunal is separate from Service Canada. The decision-maker will now be a Tribunal member (judge), who are usually lawyers. Our disability lawyers help you buy determining how your case (as currently presented) is out of alignment with the expectations, beliefs and incentives of the tribunal judges. This tribunal hearing is your last chance to provide evidence and testimony. So you it is critical that you get it right. If you fail to present your case properly at the tribunal you can lose on legal technicalities, even though you should qualify for benefits. This could mean losing out on a lump sum payment of $20,000 to $40,000 plus monthly payments to age 65. Do not try to do this hearing on your own. There is too much at stake.
Why its so hard to win CPP disability
Winning CPP disability benefits is not easy. Service Canada approves some claims. But, most people get denied. For example, a 2016 Auditor General’s report looked at CPP disability. It found that Service Canada denied 60% of all applications. Further, it found 66% of those denied gave up.
So, why is CPP disability so hard to win? Even if your legitimately disabled? Because most people don’t know how to present their claim properly. Your claim is not approved based on the “truth” of your situation, rather, it is approved if you present the truth in a way the decision-maker can accept. You must meet the rules of evidence. Certain things must be supported by medical records or other documents. So, you must prepare your claim properly. You have to be convincing to the decision-maker. Otherwise, they will deny your claim.
For example, common reasons for denial include:
- lack of medical evidence
- your situation has “red flags”
- they think you can do other work
- you didn’t prove your disability started during your MQP
- they don’t believe you
Problems we solve
Our CPP disability lawyer solve the following problems and challenges:
- not knowing if you are eligible
- Struggling to finish your application
- you doctors reports are bad
- the appeal process is overwhelming you
- Struggling to find the right evidence
- Unsure how best to tell your story
- Missed deadline to appeal
FAQs about CPP disability lawyers
Next Step – Download Our Free Book
Not ready for a free consultation? Then fill out the form below to subscribe to our email newsletter. As a thank you, we will email you a PDF copy of The Beginners Guide to CPP Disability. Once you are a subscriber, you will learn how to get free copies of our book ‘The CPP Disability Application Workbook’ and our Free Course on How to Apply for CPP Disability Benefits.