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What you should know about disability benefits from CPP

Disabled individuals reside throughout Canada, including the province of Ontario. When a disability makes it impossible for someone to continue to hold a job, he or she may want to apply for disability benefits from the Canada Pension Plan. As is the case with most governmental plans, to succeed there are multiple guidelines that need to be followed. If those rules are not followed, it can be difficult to secure the benefits.

Is it possible to receive both disability and employment incomes?

Readers may be aware that under some circumstances workers may be able to secure disability benefits from an employer. For some, securing those benefits is a challenge. For others, holding onto them once they are awarded is an issue. Recently, a Superior Court Justice ruled on a matter concerning the payment of disability benefits.

Study focuses on mental health disabilities in mining industry

Workers in Ontario seek disability benefits from employers for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are a result of physical injury or illness. Other times however, it is due to mental illness. In Canada, mental health issues account for approximately 67 percent of long-term and 78 percent of short-term disability claims.

Social assistance programs provided needed support

In Ontario, those recovering from an accident have access to support programs while they heal. The Ontario Disability Support Program's Income Support is a social assistance program providing financial assistance for those with long- or short-term disabilities who meet income requirements.

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