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CPP Disability Guide
The National ME/FM Action Network is pleased to provide you with a new revised version of our Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability guide.
Adjudication reference tools are guidelines which are used by Service Canada staff as they review applications for CPP-Disability. We have attached copies of these pdf’s for your reference.
The adjudication tool for use with applications based on Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities is not available on the Service Canada website but can be found on the National ME/FM Action Network website:
The adjudication tool discussing non-compliance with health care treatment is not available on the Service Canada website but can be viewed here:
The main adjudication tool can be found on the Service Canada website here:
This adjudication tool looks at the criteria of "severe" and "prolonged", discusses the relevance of personal characteristics socio-economic factors, and discusses what is meant by "reasonably satisfied".
Copy of a letter sent to the Minister responsible for CPP-D September 12, 2011. This letter focuses on the Summative Evaluation of the CPP-D program which can be found here: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/publications_resources/evaluation/2011/sp_983_02_11-eng/page00.shtml
As of May 1, 2012, we have not received a direct response from the Minister, though the January 2012 meeting with CPP-D staff was probably in reaction to this letter.
To the best of our knowledge, nobody from CPP-D attended the IACFS/ME conference.
On a very technical note, the Canadian Community Health Survey 2005 showed 392k Canadians aged 18-64 who reported that they were "permanently unable to work". Of these, 77k lived in Quebec which does not participate in CPP-D. Therefore, the number of people receiving CPP-D (295k) is similar to the number of people from the CCHS (315k).