Social Security Tribunal of Canada

OAS/GIS Appeal Division: When you’ll get your decision

You’ll usually get:

  • your permission to appeal decision within 45 days after you appealed
  • your final decision within 60 days after your hearing (if you had a hearing)

We’ll send you the decision. If you have a representative, they’ll get it too.

We publish Appeal Division decisions online

We publish all final Appeal Division decisions online. This helps us be accountable and transparent. If anyone wants to understand how the SST works, they can look up our decisions.

When we publish decisions, we protect personal information. You can read the details about how we do this—by balancing open justice and privacy.

If you disagree with the Appeal Division decision

Applying for judicial review

You can ask a court for judicial review of the Appeal Division decision if you don’t agree with it. A judicial review is when a court reviews a decision from an administrative tribunal like the SST.

You can apply to either the Federal Court or the Federal Court of Appeal. It depends on the decision you want reviewed. The cover letter that comes with your Appeal Division decision will tell you which court to apply to.

Reopening the decision

In limited circumstances, you may be able to get the SST to reopen the Appeal Division decision after you receive it. 

Learn about reopening a decision and when it’s allowed.

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