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Do mentally disabled people qualify to file disability claims?

People in Ontario who become disabled might have questions about eligibility for disability benefits. Any condition that causes prolonged, severe disabilities and diminishes the person's ability to perform routine activities qualifies as a disability. However, those that involve debilitating mental conditions might give rise to uncertainties. Mental disabilities are often subtle and could be tough to diagnose, and without being formally diagnosed, disability claims cannot be filed.

Navigating car accident disability claims could be challenging

Car accidents can change an injured victim's life in the blink of an eye. Although most motorists in Ontario find comfort in knowing that their health and auto insurance will cover the damages of serious accidents, they might not be prepared for the magnitude of the financial consequences. Thousands of people in Canada suffer severe injuries in car accidents each year, and many find themselves unable to cope without filing disability claims.

Disability claims: CPP benefits can restart if disability returns

Ontario victims of debilitating injuries or illnesses who miss time from the job might improve sufficiently to return to work. If Canada Pension Plan disability benefits were stopped upon the person's return to his or her job, and the disability reappears, there is an option to reactivate disability claims. The same CPP benefits can be obtained if the same disability starts again, but a new application for benefits will have to be filed if it is a different debilitating condition.

Long term disability: Eligibility for CPP children's benefits

For many people in Ontario who are living with a disability, their lives are constant struggles to do things that others do without even giving it a thought. Any parent with a long term disability has the additional burden of providing for a child. Fortunately, the Canada Pension Plan provides benefits to dependent children of CPP contributors who are disabled or deceased.

How does the adjudication work for CPP Disability claims?

Any Ontario residents who suffer an injury or illness that leaves them unable to return to work will likely have questions about their Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits. Before disability claims can be paid, the application must be approved. Understanding the requirements for eligibility might provide answers to some of the questions.

CPP disability claims: Can a benefits recipient take a paid job?

For anyone in Ontario who suffered a debilitating injury that prevents him or her from returning to work, financial assistance will likely be a matter of necessity. That person might rely on benefits to survive, and he or she may also have to support a family. Navigating the process to get Canada Pension Plan disability claims approved is challenging, but once the person starts receiving benefits, there are specific rules to follow.

Applying for short-term disability after age 60

Ontario residents who are 60 or older and unable to work may have questions about disability benefits. Can they apply for short-term disability or must they wait to apply for CPP retirement pension at age 65? The answer is that it might be best to file applications for disability benefits and pension simultaneously. The reason is that it typically takes longer for disability benefit applications to be approved, and pension payments may be made while the applicant waits for disability payments.

What makes you eligible to file CPP disability claims?

When someone in Ontario contracts a debilitating illness or suffers injuries that prevents a return to work, the financial implications can be devastating. Fortunately, disability benefits under the Canada Pension Plan are available to most people. However, specific requirements must be met before CPP disability claims can be filed.

Disability claims may be rejected for insufficient information

Workers in Ontario may be eligible for retirement pension through the Canada Pension Plan. Employees who contributed to the plan while they were employed will qualify. However, if CPP contributors suffer injuries or medical conditions that prevent them from returning to work, they might be eligible to file disability claims for benefits. Also, the children of benefit recipients or surviving family members of deceased recipients may also apply for benefits.

What if mental or physical disability claims are denied?

Ontario residents who have suffered debilitating injuries that make it impossible to return to work may need financial assistance to survive. For them, benefits are essential but disability claims can be tough to navigate. Even those individuals with short and long-term disability coverage through their places of work sometimes face resistance.

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