Laws and regulations
The legal basis for the Social Security Tribunal’s (SST) structure and decision-making power comes from Part 5 of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act.
Changes to the law came into force on December 5, 2022. They include the creation of new Social Security Tribunal Rules of Procedure, and Social Security Tribunal Regulations, 2022.
The SST also follows the acts and regulations below:
- Employment Insurance Act
- Employment Insurance Regulations
- Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations
- Reconsideration Request Regulations
Canada Pension Plan
Old Age Security
SST members can also consider whether these laws are in line with the Constitution, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
If Parliament changes any of these laws, the SST also needs to change how it makes decisions.