Any Canadians on CPP disabilities for CFS/FM?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by 57Wagon, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. 57Wagon

    57Wagon New Member

    I have CFS and wondering if anyone has had any luck getting CPP for their disability?

    I am sending out the forms today and wonder what type of fight I'm in for?

    I understand CPP will cover this but not with out a fight and multiple appeals.

    Any comments please
  2. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    I have been getting CPP for a few years now. I was accepted on the first try so it does happen. It is getting easier to qualify with CFS/FM but you may need some help from a lawyer.

    Good Luck

    Kathy
    [This Message was Edited on 11/02/2005]
  3. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I have CFS/FM and was accepted on my first try. My sister also has FM and was refused the maximum number of times (3?) and had to appeal and appear before a tribunal. She saw a psychologist who testified at her appeal that her memory problems were severe enough to prevent her from working. She never did have to hire a lawyer.

    Just be prepared to appeal as many times as you have to. Fight for what is rightfully yours. They count on people giving up.

    Good luck.
    Pepper
  4. 57Wagon

    57Wagon New Member

    First try, wow thats great.

    Thanks, that sound encouraging.
  5. Fudge43

    Fudge43 New Member

    Hi there .. Pepper is right about being persistant and to keep fighting. I am on CPP for the fibromyalgia and assorted complications.
    I had a more difficult time because my work record was split internationally between the Netherlands and Canada .. I had to point that out to the office that rejected me .. and that we have international agreements with other countries when we work there .. my husband was military and I had no choice of where or what country I worked for ..
    Just dig in your heels and be persistant ..
    Good Luck
    Fudge : )
  6. poodlemommy

    poodlemommy New Member

    It took me 2 years to finally get approved for CPP. I did it on my own too without legal assistance. I made sure my family doctor and specialist were in full support. They provided excellent documentation. I was denied twice then a date was set for me to go to a tribunal hearing. I provided some more letters from both my doctors and after that I was approved and the hearing cancelled. Expect to get denied a few times. They hope you will give up. Its very important to have good doctors and more than one supporting you. A GP is not enough. Dont give up.
    hugs, poodlemum