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Some accidents produce injuries that give rise to short- or long-term disability claims. Below are some details about meeting the eligibility criteria to receive Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support benefits.

The Ontario Disability Support Program Act defines a disabled person as an individual who has a substantial physical or mental impairment that is either recurring or chronic and anticipated to last at least one year.

Additionally, the impairment must directly cause the individual to be unable to manage his or her self-care, work or participate in activities within his or her community. A health care provider who is approved by the program must verify the person's condition of impairment, the expected duration and any restrictions.

If all of the above criteria are met, the case will be reviewed by staff at the Ministry of Community and Social Services' Disability Adjudication Unit. This review is part of the Disability Determination Process and is only considered once a determination is made that the claimant meet the financial requirements for Income Support.

Claimants will then obtain a Disability Determination Package consisting of instructions and the following documents:

  • Consent to Release Medical Information form
  • Health Status Report
  • Activities of Daily Living Index form
  • Self Report form

A qualified health care provider must fill out the Activities of Daily Living Index and the Health Status Report. This information informs the Disability Adjudication Unit staff about the nature of the disability and whether the claimant is capable of self-care, work and participating in his or her community.

While filling out the Self-Report Form is not mandatory, it can provide pertinent information regarding a claimant's individual situation.

Once it is determined that a claimant qualifies, the Income Support will commence. He or she may also have a future appointment scheduled with the Medical Review Board.

Those who are disqualified can request an Internal Review.

Some applicants only need to meet the financial requirements in order to get Income Support. Applicants will be instructed as to whether they must complete the Disability Determination Process.

The process seems overwhelming to some injured persons struggling to recover. An Ontario personal injury attorney can be a helpful asset during the process.

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Fatality Accident

Car Accident

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Psychological/Depression

LTD

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Soft tissues & psychological injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

Life Changing Results & Settlements*

$2
Million

Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial /Tribunal hearing

$1.06
Million

Pedestrian Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Elbow fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Psychological and Shoulder Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.3
Million

Psychological and Chronic Pain

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.025
Million

Psychological and Knee Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.5
Million

Psychiatric and TBI

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.43
Million

Femur Fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$500K

Long Term Disability

Age 55 Denied LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.8
Million

Fatality Accident

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

250K

Psychological/Depression

LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

725K

Soft tissues & psychological injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

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Muhammad M. Alam

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Muhammad M. Alam is a Barrister-at-Law of Osgoode Hall in Toronto and he is the Founder and Managing Barrister of Alam Law Firm. Muhammad is passionate of ADR in litigations. He holds designation of a “Qualified Mediator” as well as a “Qualified Arbitrator” and a member of ADR Institute of Canada and ADR Institute of Ontario.

M. Aftab Alam

M. Aftab Alam

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M. Aftab Alam holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University, a Bachelors in law , LL.B, and a Masters in law, LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Laurencia Fasoyiro

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Laurencia Fasoyiro is a Barrister and Solicitor with Alam Law Firm, PC. She has over 15 years of combined experience practicing law in Texas U.S.A and Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the law society of Upper Canada and a member of the State Bar of Texas.

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Naina Tandon obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Law Degree from the University of Delhi in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Upon being called to the bar in 1988, she practiced law in New Delhi, India, with a reputable law firm, C..R. Dua & Associates, for several years before relocating to Canada.

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