September 9, 2021 – For harvesters who have received an overpayment letter containing an appeal deadline of September 15th, 2021, DFO has granted a further overpayment appeal deadline to October 1, 2021. This extension is also a reminder to harvesters who received Phase 1 benefits, and have not got an overpayment letter as described, to get their second application in by Oct 1.
This revision to the appeal deadline is intended to address delays in the issuance of overpayment letters, and afford harvesters time needed to determine whether they wish to appeal a decision, and if so, to notify Service Canada.
To be clear, the earliest appeal deadline for overpayment appeals is October 1st, 2021.
Harvesters are advised to contact Service Canada’s call center to file an appeal, and/or receive answers to questions about their application. Service Canada’s call center number is 1-833-674-8283 (TTY: 1-800-465-7735).
The full communication from DFO can be accessed HERE.