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Old 05-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Talking I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.
I have chronic pain from whiplash injuries I sustained in a hit-and-run accident that took place a year ago. I realized 9 months later that the pain had become chronic and it was unlikely that I would improve. I also had numbness in my hands that was progressively getting worse. And it was at that point I applied for CPP Disability. And four months later my application was approved. I did not need a lawyer.
I am also receiving modest "loss of income" payments from my Section B auto insurance, the medical portion of my insurance. They also pay for prescriptions, physiotherapy, medical message, etc. I am allowed to receive both CPP disability and the indemnity payments as long as the total amount is not more than 80% of my most recent previous income.

I did, however, retain a lawyer for the Section D section of my auto insurance, as that covers final settlement, pain and suffering, loss of future and past income, etc. I will probably have to wait a couple more years for that to settle. Right now my injuries are classified as a Grade 3 whiplash injury because I have nerve damage that was confirmed with nerve conduction studies. I did have an MRI but nothing significant showed up on that test. I take from 50 mg to 70 mg of Morphine a day and get monthly injections of Marcaine and Cortisone to help manage the pain.

 
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Re: I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

Did you have to see one of the SS doctors for a exam?

 
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Re: I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

I am unsure what you mean by "SS" doctors. I only saw my own doctors, family doctor, Neurologist, and pain specialist, and sent in reports from them including the last report from my physiotherapist. I also sent in copies of all my prescriptions, my family doctors chart notes, my pain diary, anything that I had that I thought would support my application. I had over 50 pages in all.
My family doctor had filled out the medical portion of my CPP application and she was not as detailed as she should have been with her answers. So they sent a request to my pain specialist for his opinion. I did have to follow up with him as doctors are busy and the letter had been overlooked. But he did do up the letter for me in time and I believe it was his letter that got my application approved.
The majority of CPP applications are turned down at the first try mainly because of missing information. It is important that the doctor who fills out the medical portion of the CPP application be as detailed as possible.

I did, however, have to complete an FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) at the request of my insurance company after the one year mark, which had nothing to do with CPP and the evaluation actually took place before my CPP application was finalized. I won't even have the results for a couple more weeks.
It is an evaluation of what you can do for 5 hours on one afternoon. It is not a true measure of what you would be able to do consistently day after day working at a 40 hour a week job. But it is just one tool that the insurance company likes to use because it can show if a patient is malingering and this test would bring that out if you were trying to manipulate the test results to show that you were more disabled than you actually were. If you ever have to have an FCE, don't worry about it, just do your best effort without further injuring yourself. And at the end of the day it really will not have much of an impact on your insurance claim.
I hope that answers your question.

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Did you have to see one of the SS doctors for a exam?
CPP is the Canadian version of what we from the United States call Social Security I think.

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:15 AM   #5
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Re: I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

CPP stands for Canada Pension Plan and refers to benefits everyone in Canada (who pays into the plan through their employment) receives when they turn 65 yrs old.
I am talking about CPPD benefits -Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits. You pay into them the same way but you have to be proven disabled in order to receive these benefits according to CPP quidelines. You have to have a severe prolonged disability that is either unlikely to get better or will result in death, and you must be under age 65.

 
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Re: I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

Pretty much identical to our Social Security and Social Security Disability we also have Supplemental Social Security or SSI which assures a minimum amount of income for those who are over 65 or disabled even if the disabled person was never able to work. Congrats on getting your approval knowing you are going to have a steady income you can count on takes a lot of the burden away.

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Pretty much identical to our Social Security and Social Security Disability we also have Supplemental Social Security or SSI which assures a minimum amount of income for those who are over 65 or disabled even if the disabled person was never able to work. Congrats on getting your approval knowing you are going to have a steady income you can count on takes a lot of the burden away.
Awww thank you. It certainly is a help.
Canada has additional benefits as well along the same line such as old age security and a guaranteed income supplement available when you turn 65 whether you worked or not.

CPP Disability is a very modest monthly amount and you do need to rely on other insurance if you are fortunate enough to have it.
CPP Disability has very strict guidelines and if you are approved your insurance company cannot turn around and say that you are not disabled and cut off your "loss of income" benefits once you reach the two year mark and enter long term disability. So being approved for CPPD benefits will help ensure the continuation of other benefits which makes it invaluable.

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Our SSDI is the same way, but we also must see the SSDI doctors beside the reports from our personal doctors. Hug for you today.
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Re: I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

I am in so much pain all the time. The morphine doesn't seem to work all that well as you become so immune to it after awhile. My doctor has me on slow-release meds and I am told to take full dosage every day and wonder is that hurting me.
My hands and fingers go numb with any movement from the median nerve damage. I have what feels like severe electric shocks that shoot from my neck or up my arms at random just for twisting around or any sudden movement. I have severe sciatic nerve pain that has been 24/7.
The only thing that seems to work but only short term is the Cortisone and Marcaine injections, but they are extremely painful to get in your neck and your sciatic nerve.
I will probably never be able to return to work. I wish the woman in the SUV who hit me and left the scene of the accident a year ago could know just how bad she has impacted my life. We believe she was texting at the time of the accident and never even looked up to try to brake last minute before she rammed into me.
I was very athletic, an avid skier, rode horses, a musician, and I haven't been able to do any of those things since the accident.

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Old 07-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #10
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Re: I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

It has now been 15 months since the accident and I am much worse. I have had a bladder hypersensitivity problem that has now progressed to an ongoing incontinence problem. I didn't mention it before as it is so embarrassing and I was hoping it would have improved. But unfortunately it has gotten worse.
I get these terrible overwhelming attacks and I literally end up crawling on my hands and knees up the stairs trying to make it to the bathroom. This started out the same as the numbness and pins and needles did, subtle at first, and then gradually worsened over the past year and this too is from the nerve damage. I am on a waiting list to see another specialist (Urologist).

I am still dealing with terrible unrelenting pain. As I stated previously I take 60mg of slow-release Morphine every day as well as nerve block injections every 3 weeks. The pain specialist has now given me Percocet which is a less potent version of Oxycontin, for break-through pain. They work great while I am taking them but once it wears off the pain gets so bad that even breathing is difficult.
I can't sit still, I have to be moving constantly. I have restless leg syndrome from the nerve damage which affects my sciatic nerve.

To make matters worse, now that it is past the one year mark my insurance company is starting to give me a hard time. The Occupational Therapist who conducted the FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) that the insurance company had requested I take on May 25th has come back with her report. And because I could physically do most things during the testing, for one afternoon for one day, even though I was in constant pain during and in quite severe pain two days later, they still implied in their report that my disability did not exist. The report stated that I had a fear of re-injury that was not supported by what I could physically do, and that I had a high level of perceived disability that the testing results did not support.
They recommended that I be put through an 8 to 12 week multidisciplinary work conditioning program that would include job simulation, psychological counselling, and pain management coping strategies. These programs can be as much as 5 days a week and up to 4 hours a day.

The part that bothers me most about this is CPP Disability had approved my application for disability benefits one month prior after reviewing all the medical evidence and reports written by my doctors, and had rendered me disabled and unable to work at any job. According to their very strict criteria, I have a prolonged medical condition that is severe and is unlikely to improve in the future.
But according to the FCE's Occupational Therapist who is not a doctor and obviously biased for the insurance company, I will not only be able to work at "any job", I will be able to work at my previous profession once I have completed their "work conditioning" program.
That FCE was one afternoon of one day for a couple of hours. It was not a full respresentation of what it would be like to work day in and day out at a 40 hour a week job.
All of my doctors are 100% supportive. I travel 40 kil every 3 weeks to see the pain specialist for pain meds and nerve block injections. The last couple of visits he has noticed how down I am. I can now add long-term depression as one more symptom of this injury.
The insurance company also said that they will be putting me through an IME (Independant Medical Examination) with one of their own doctors. And that really will be a difficult day as their doctors are going to push on pressure point areas on my neck and those areas still cause me terrible pain when any pressure at all is applied.

I spoke to my lawyer over the "work conditioning" program and he said that they can do what they want, but the question will be whether or not I can successfully complete the program.
And at the end of the day it will be my doctors' medical opinions that will matter and who a judge will side with.
My lawyer will also have me go for my own FCE and IME (Independant Medical Evaluation). The only difference will be that this FCE will be with both a Physiotherapist and an Occupational Therapist and the IME will be with a Pain Specialist.

I have a lawyer for the Section "D" part of my claim and that deals with "pain and suffering", past and future loss of income, loss of housekeeping services, etc, and that will take another year or two if not more to settle as they have to wait until at least two years before they know the full extent of my long-term issues from my injuries.
But the Section "B" part of my claim is "no fault" medical insurance. This insurance is for present "loss of income" and medical treatment including reimbursement of all medications. And even though the monthly "loss of income" payment amounts are rediculously out of date, they do help pay my bills. But now I can see that the insurance company will be trying their best to stop those benefits if they can at some point before the 104 week mark at which time the short-term disability benefits will become long-term disability benefits, and they will have to pay those benefits for the rest of my life.
Getting my CPP Disability application approved was only one hurdle. I have a few more to go yet.

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I am so sorry you are having to go through so much. So often it seems that the system meant to protect is geared toward making it as hard as it can for those it should be helping. Stay strong and I will be keeping you in my thoughts and sending positive thoughts
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I am so sorry you are having to go through so much. So often it seems that the system meant to protect is geared toward making it as hard as it can for those it should be helping. Stay strong and I will be keeping you in my thoughts and sending positive thoughts
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Re: I was just approved for CPP Disability on my first application.

It has been almost a year since I last updated my situation...

The Morphine wasn't working all that well so the pain specialist put me on a lower dose of Targin which is Oxycodone and an extra ingredient in it to help with constipation, which is a side effect of taking narcotic medication. Changing my medication has made me much worse. I have severe debilitating neck/upper shoulder and sciatic nerve pain and it is so bad some days all I can do is cry. The pain specialist is gradually increasing the pain med dosage to find that balance and that can take awhile. I still take Percocet for break-through pain and it is really the only thing that gives me decent relief.
I also have continued numbness in my hands and fingers. My left thumb is about 90% numb all the time now. And I am still dealing with the incontinence issues though I am hopeful that is just temporary. I believe the pain medication that they have me on aggravates the problem.

Since I last posted on here I did apply for the "Severe Permanent Disability Benefit for Student Loans", and I am happy to say that I got the approval letter about a month ago. That means all my Federal and Provincial student loans will be forgiven and we are talking a significant amount here.
So that is absolutely wonderful and takes some of the stress away. I have also applied for the Disability Tax Credit and I do expect to be approved for that as well. This is a Tax benefit that will reduce my taxes and will be the most benefit if I am ever able to return to work, or I could transfer it to a family member.

The Section D part of my insurance is getting close to settling my case. I have a "Mediation" planned with the lawyers in June and there is an 80% chance it will be settled then. If not my actual court case is scheduled for December of this year. I was very lucky to get an early date because of a cancellation. My lawyer tells me that is almost unheard of. Usually you have to wait 3 to 4 years. Mine has been scheduled in 2.5 years. And my lawyer is confident my case will be settled long before it ever goes to court.

The Section D lawyer sent me for an IME (Independent Medical Examination) with a doctor (Physiatrist) that is very conservative and doesn't believe most people have chronic pain. That is why the insurance companies continue to get him to do their IME's and he also does a lot of work for Workers Compensation. He gets paid a lot of money for these reports. And the majority of his reports systematically favour the insurance companies, even with severely injured clients. He saves the insurance companies a lot of money that they would otherwise have to pay out to their seriously injured clients. My lawyer expects him to not write a good report for me. My pain specialist knows this doctor as well and does not think very highly of him. My pain specialist said as well that this doctor writes the same report for everyone and always favours the insurance company.

I spent 2.5 hrs in his office during the IME. He was very nice to me and seemed genuinely concerned about the kind of pain I was in. I was especially bad that day and I am sure he could tell. The hands-on testing was the most thorough I have ever been through. He seemed to be doing a lot of tests for nerve damage and balance. And he did cause me a lot of additional pain as he was not gentle with his poking and prodding. And I was in the worse pain I have ever been in for about 3 weeks after that.
The IME doctor couldn't give me any feed back as the insurance company was paying for a "closed" report. They are supposed to, however, give a copy of the finished report to my lawyer and my family doctor, and my pain specialist.
It has been 6 wks now and even after my lawyer has asked the defense lawyer for a copy of the report, we have heard nothing.
My belief is that their IME doctor that performed my exam totally supported my injuries a 100% and probably even offered treatment options. I will probably never see that report. They will make the report "priveleged" through the courts if it will not help them reduce costs. If the report is only going to help me, they will not allow me, or my doctors and lawyer to see it. But we won't know for sure until the end of April. But my guess is we will never see that report. So that will tell us for sure that their IME doctor supported my injuries 100%. That will be excellent news and will help my case when we sit down for the "Mediation" in June.
And since my other doctors all support my injuries and I was approved for CPP Disability on my first application, my lawyer saw no need to send me for an additional IME or FCE. This way expense costs will be minimal.

And now that I have reached the two year mark of the accident, the Section B part of my insurance that reimburses me for the cost of my medication and pays for any treatment programs like Physiotherapy and Medical Massage, and also a small amount for "loss of income" each month, has started trying to get me into a "work hardening" program. Because I have reached the two year mark, my "short term" disability payments now become "long term" disability payments and these payments will have to be paid for the rest of my life. The criteria has changed from not being able to work at my usual occupation to not being able to work at any occupation.
My doctors know that I cannot work at any job at the moment and that would include a "work hardening" program. So I am confident that they will write a report that reflects that. I am going to talk to my doctors this week just to make sure they understand that the "treatment" program that the insurance company will be asking them about is actually a "work hardening" program. And I am sure they are aware that I would not be able to tolerate that as well.

Well now I am in so much pain after being on here for so long, even with taking breaks, and my hands and fingers are completely numb. So I think I better sign off. I will keep you updated on how things go.

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The Independent Medical Examination (IME) that was required by the insurance company was not in my favour, though the IME doctor did say that I fullfilled the International Association for the Study of Pain definition of "chronic neck and back pain".
This IME doctor was a smooth operator. He seemed so concerned with my condition during the 2 and 1/2 hrs that I had to attend the IME. But when we got his report, he literally outright lied about most of the test results. One example was the tandem gait test. I almost fell over trying to do this test. In fact, the IME doctor had to catch me. But when he wrote the test results for the tandem gait test on the report, he put that I had no problem with this test. And the whole report was like this.
This IME doctor not only outright lied about the test results, he continually contradicted himself throughout the whole report.
My pain specialist knows this doctor and his unethical tactics. So we asked him to write his thoughts on his report.

In spite of everything, my case (Section D) was settled at the mediation. It was very stressful and intense. There were moments that I didn't think it was going to settle but it did in the end.
I am satisfied with the outcome and am grateful.
I was also approved for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) from 2011 through to 2014. If my medical condition has not improved by 2015 and wish to continue to receive the DTC, I will have to apply again at that time.
The insurance adjuster for the Section B part of my claim has not required me to attend a work hardening program as they realized I would not be able to tolerate it.

Now that my Section D, the largest part of my claim, has settled, my lawyer is going to ask for a lump sum to settle the Section B part of my claim. This part of my claim reimburses me for medication, medical treatment, and provides a small amount each month for "loss of income" for the rest of my life.
The insurance companies don't always like to settle these claims but if my lawyer is successful it will free me completely from having to deal with the insurance company, and will be of benefit if I am ever able to return to work.

Even though I am still in severe pain at times and cannot go one single day without taken strong narcotics, I do see some improvement in the stability of my neck. The ligament damage may be improving. Ligament damage takes a long time to heal and may never heal. But I have noticed some improvement, though subtle.
But I still have the severe neck pain and continue to see a pain specialist monthly. I also have to deal with the numbness and weakness in my hands. And the sciatic nerve pain does affect my walking at times and also is severe at times.
Sometimes I feel I am having a good day until I overdo it and try to do too much, and am abruptly reminded that I still have a long way to go in my recovery.
Remember, I was a skier, rode horses, and was very athletic at the time of the accident. My goal is to hopefully be able to return to these activities at some point in the future, at least at some level.
And I would also prefer not to have to take narcotic pain medication for the rest of my life.
I have lost a lot in this injury and only time will tell if it is permanent. Dealing with the insurance company and lawyers has been challenging. But I am hopeful for the future and now that some of the financial stress has been taken away, I can concentrate on my recovery.
If any of you are going through the same process, hang in there. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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I wanted to update once more.
The insurance company did make the rare decision to settle the final part of my claim, the Section B part, and now I am finally completely free of the insurance company.
I am currently now trying to gradually stop taking the slow release Oxycodone that I have been taking for a couple years. I really just want to take the quick acting pain medication as needed. I do not want to be on continual medication. I really believe that this medication is the cause of some of my pain and is the reason for my depression and unmotivation.
So I am planning on gradually reducing the dose until I can eliminate it altogether.
Don't get me wrong I am still dealing with a lot of pain. There are many mornings where I can't even get out of bed and walking is difficult. But because of all this medication I don't know if the pain I am feeling is from my original injury or from physical withdrawal when I don't take the next dose quick enough.
So I need to stop taking the continual release medication. I know I can't get by without something fast acting but I want there to be days when I don't have to take anything at all. That is what I am working toward.
And I do want to go back to work at some point and that is my other goal. I don't want to spend this compensation just on living expenses. I would like to save some of it. And going back to work is the only way I can do that.
If I am able to return to work I will lose CPP Disability, but the good news is, not right away. I can probably still receive it up to 6 months or longer. And once it has stopped and I ever have to stop working for any medical reason again, there is a fast track to where I can begin receiving it again without a lot of red tape. And considering the meager amount you do receive in CPP Disability, working full time is a much better option if you are able to.

But for now I plan on taking the next year to try and get my life back.
I bought a new car, a sports car of course to cheer me up lol, and I have a trip planned to Europe in the new year. I may not be 100% but these things will certainly give me incentive to get out and live life again.
And as I sit here typing this I am in a lot of pain at the moment but it still makes me smile to know that I'm not tied to doctors and insurance companies anymore. For the first time since my accident almost 3 years ago, I don't have to think about doctor's appointments, insurance adjusters, lawyers, accidently saying or doing the wrong thing that they can use against me to reduce or stop my compensation. All those things kept me concentrating on the pain. And now I can think about other things, fun positive things that will get my mind off the pain, make the pain less important. When you fill your life with good things, there will be very little room for pain. That is my goal.

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