Laws, regulations, and practice directions related to the Social Security Tribunal

The Social Security Tribunal’s work takes place within the following framework of laws, regulations, and procedures.

Laws and regulations

The legal basis for the Tribunal’s structure and decision-making power comes from Part 5 of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act.

The Tribunal’s rules and procedures come from the Social Security Tribunal Regulations and are supplemented by the practice directions.

The Tribunal also follows the acts and regulations below.

Practice directions

The following practice directions set out rules and procedures that are not covered by the Social Security Tribunal Regulations.

General Division – Employment Insurance

General Division – Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

Appeal Division

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