Community Advisory Re: Canada Pension Plan Disability
Lawyers advising CPP have said that a third party cannot make a Reconsideration Request of a CPP denial on behalf of someone unless they have a Power of Attorney or some other type of legal authority from that person.
Even if a client signs the CPP Authorization to Communicate, they still have to provide a written request.
This means that if an advocate assists someone with a Reconsideration Request, they need to provide a letter signed by their client stating the client wishes to request a reconsideration of their CPP disability benefits denial, and that they authorize the advocate to represent them.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact the BCCPD’s Peter Beaudin at firstname.lastname@example.org