So, considering this latest example of our oh-so-wonderful Fedgov, is it really such a shock that I consider Fedgov Illegitimate??

Dying Alberta man fights with social security tribunal for disability benefits

OTTAWA — An Alberta man dying of lung and rectal cancer has been seeking Canada Pension Plan disability benefits for 18 months after being told by officials that he doesn’t qualify because his condition isn’t serious enough. 644 more words
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OTTAWA — An Alberta man dying of lung and rectal cancer has been seeking Canada Pension Plan disability benefits for 18 months after being told by officials that he doesn’t qualify because his condition isn’t serious enough.

Peter McClure, 62, is now caught up in the massive backlog plaguing the federal government’s social security tribunal, and says he received no response to his request for an expedited appeal hearing.

“You do not have a disability that is both severe and prolonged as defined under the CPP legislation,” McClure was told in a letter from Service Canada in August 2013 after he applied for CPP disability.

“I sent a letter back saying: ‘Here’s the catch, I may not be here in a year,”‘ he said, asking for an expedited appeal hearing due to his worsening condition.

McClure’s plight began when he contacted Service Canada after being first diagnosed with rectal cancer in…

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