Key steps in an Old Age Security appeal with the General Division
The Tribunal will send you a letter explaining the appeal process and a copy of the documents the Tribunal received from ESDC. In addition, the Tribunal will send you a Notice of Readiness form to complete and submit to the Tribunal. For more information about the Notice of Readiness form and when to complete and send it to the Tribunal, please refer to Filing Documents.
If an appeal is not summarily dismissed, the Tribunal member will decide the appeal based on the documents and submissions on file or may decide to conduct a hearing.
If the Tribunal member decides the appeal based on the documents and submissions on file (also known as “on the record”), the Tribunal will send you the Tribunal member’s decision in writing.
If the Tribunal member decides to conduct a hearing, you and your representative (if applicable) will receive a Notice of Hearing to inform you of the type of hearing and the time, date, and location of the hearing. The Tribunal member may hold a hearing:
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