Social Security Tribunal of Canada

Laws and regulations

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

Changes to the law came into force on December 5, 2022. They include the creation of new Social Security Tribunal Rules of Procedure, and Social Security Tribunal Regulations, 2022.

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The SST also follows the acts and regulations below:

Employment Insurance

Canada Pension Plan

Old Age Security

SST members can also consider whether these laws are in line with the Constitution, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

If Parliament changes any of these laws, the SST also needs to change how it makes decisions.

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