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Though it may be hard to fathom, when someone suffers a serious injury, in an accident that leads to a permanent disability, their life will be changed forever. In addition to being emotionally and physically difficult to adapt to, it can also be expensive. Disabled individuals, who are unable to work as a result of the injury, may experience difficulties in paying these expenses.

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.

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.