The federal government is seeking applications to appoint new full- and part-time members to its social security tribunal, the arm’s length entity responsible for decisions on appeals relating to Canada Pension Plan, employment insurance and old-age security.

Members of the SST’s general division operate as first-level decision-makers and are tasked with providing fair hearing and decisions on these appeals.

“I look forward to welcoming well-qualified and diverse applicants from communities across Canada to the member positions on the social security tribunal,” said Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough, in a press release.

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“SST members are integral to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable Canadians can benefit from an efficient, fair and transparent appeals process. Their decisions are vital to the economic security and well-being of those Canadians who appeal to them, many of whom face significant challenges in accessing justice.”

Full-time member appointments last five years while part-time appointments are for two years. Applications close Sept. 18, 2020.

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