Social Security Tribunal of Canada

Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement Appeal Division: Your decision

You’ll usually get:

  • your permission to appeal decision within 30 days after you appealed
  • your final decision within 60 days after your 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

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.

You notice an important typo or mistake in your decision

If you notice an important typo or mistake in your final decision (for example, the member typed 2012 rather than 2021), you can send us a request to correct it.

Send us your request within 90 days of receiving your decision.

Make sure your request includes:

  • the appeal number
  • the mistake
  • how we should correct the mistake 

We’ll get back to you within 30 days.

If we can correct the mistake, we’ll send you a revised decision.

If we can’t correct the mistake, we’ll send you a letter saying why we can’t give you a revised decision.

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