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Requests for Reconsideration - Lomax Law Firm

Requests for reconsideration should be made within 90 days. Your request should be signed and dated and include your name, address, telephone number, and Social Insurance Number. It should also have a detailed explanation of why you want your case to be reconsidered, and any new information that may affect the decision. This step may take several months to complete, depending on the case and any additional information that is required. Again, you will receive a letter with the decision and an explanation.

Review Tribunals

If you still do not get the results you want, you may proceed to the next step, the review tribunal. This includes a Chairperson, who is generally a lawyer, and two other members. These hearings are closed to the public. Again, you have 90 days to make your case. The appeal letter should include the same information as a request for reconsideration. You will receive information about the date and time of your tribunal hearing, where you will have the opportunity to explain why you disagree with the decision. You are allowed to present witnesses to bolster your case.

Pension Appeals Board

The Pension Appeals Board is the third and final opportunity for you to appeal your case to the Canada Pension Plan. The board is an independent body, operating separately from Service Canada. This level of appeal is not automatic; the Board decides if there are grounds for an appeal and if they will hear the case. You will be informed in writing.

After your review tribunal decision, you have a 90-day window to request permission to appeal. Your request should include your name, address, telephone number, and Social Insurance Number; a detailed explanation of why you are requesting an appeal; the facts that support the appeal; the name and address of your representative; the date of the Review Tribunal decision and the location of the hearing; the date you received the Review Tribunal’s decision; and any new information that could affect the decision.

Once an appeal has been granted, the board will schedule a hearing. These are held in major cities and are public events. You will have an opportunity to present your case. If the Board does not hear the appeal, then the decision of the tribunal is final and legally binding.

Your Accident Lawyer in Ontario

As you can see, dealing with the Canada Pension Plan, especially when appealing a decision, can be a complex and confusing process. You will benefit from the assistance of a professional accident lawyer with experience dealing with Canada Pension Plan appeals. They will be able to guide you through every step of the process, from planning a solid case and assembling documentation to representing you in hearings. It is important to contact a legal representative as soon as possible to determine if you are eligible for benefits and to begin planning your course of action.

Rein Lomax brings nearly two decades of pension plan appeals experience to the table. He is highly regarded by clients, the court system, and the legal community in London and throughout southwestern Ontario. He will make sure you receive the highest quality professional representation for your case, and is committed to making sure your rights and best interests are protected.

For your pension plan appeals case, contact the Lomax Law Firm at 100 Fullarton St,. London, ON N6A 1K1 Canada, by calling (519) 488-6640.