Community Update: ESDC releases new Canada Pension Plan Disability application form

Dear Community Partner,

Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is writing to let you know that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has released a new simplified Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) application package. The new application was developed in consultation with DABC and other community organizations.

This simplified application consists of a single form rather than multiple separate forms. The new form also contains more reader-friendly language and provides examples and tips to help guide people through the application process so that it is easier.

The new application form is also electronically fillable and allows applicants to save and retrieve information. This change will make it easier to complete the application over multiple sittings if required. In addition, nurse practitioners will now be able to complete and certify CPP-D medical reports on behalf of their patients.

The new application form is available on the Government of Canada’s website:

DABC is pleased with the introduction of these much needed improvements to the CPP-D application process. For more information about these changes please contact our Senior CPP-D Advocate Ashley Silcock at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278.