Social Security Tribunal of Canada

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.

The SST’s rules and procedures come from the Social Security Tribunal Regulations and are supplemented by practice directions.

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The SST also follows the acts and regulations below:

Employment Insurance

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.

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