Q. I was refused because of health problems. Can I appeal?
The issue often is if the Applicant’s needs would cause an excessive demand, and specifically, that “the medical condition might reasonably require services the cost of which would likely exceed the amount spent on the average Canadian over a five year period.” The chances of successfully challenging the decision depends on if the officer properly considered the doctor’s prognosis, the current condition and what exactly is the average demand by a Canadian on healthcare funds in a similar circumstance.
Specifically, was the condition itself rather than the individual’s circumstances given priority in rendering a decision?
Refer to the Medical section of our website to better understand your chances.