Social Security Tribunal of Canada

Other CPP Appeal Division: How to appeal

Starting your appeal

Fill out and send us the Application to the Appeal Division – Income Security form to start your appeal.

Use this form when you’re asking for permission to appeal a decision from the General Division or if you’re appealing a summary dismissal decision from the General Division. It’s the same form.

You have 90 days to send us the form if you’re asking for permission to appeal a decision from the General Division. You have more time if you’re appealing a summary dismissal decision from the General Division.

Give all the information the form asks for. Include the file number of your General Division decision. You can find the file number on the first page of your General Division decision. It begins with “GP.”

Asking for permission to appeal

The form asks you to explain why you think the General Division made a mistake based on a ground of appeal. This is where you give the “reasons for your appeal.” At this stage, you need to convince the Appeal Division to allow your appeal to go ahead. You have to show the Appeal Division that you have an argument that could possibly succeed.

Costs

An appeal is free.

But you may have some of the following costs:

  • making photocopies of documents you want to send to us
  • sending documents to us by Canada Post or a courier service
  • hiring a representative
  • translating documents into either English or French
  • travelling to an in-person hearing

In very rare cases, you may be able to get reimbursed for certain costs. The SST Chairperson decides. The law explains when reimbursement is possible. See section 63(1) of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act.

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