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Short-term Disability Benefits

If you have suffered an injury that has resulted in disability for a short period, you may have an opportunity to sue the person or the organization for causing harm and costing you income-earning opportunities. This will also allow you to seek compensation.

You can approach Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers to seek legal advice and know whether your situation qualifies you for short-term disability benefits. Some employers do offer short-term disability benefits to their employees. The length of time that you need to be unable to work in order to qualify for these benefits varies from company to company.

You should first acquaint yourself with the rules and regulations of your company on this topic and try and avail any benefits of this policy if they are available. For those, who don’t have short-term disability benefit, there is an opportunity to qualify for Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits.

Whatever be your situation, Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers will provide you sound legal advice and help you in knowing your entitlements resulting from a purchased policy or due to being a member of any organization.

You may also require legal advice if you have insurance coverage and the companies are unwilling to provide cover for your short-term disability. As you may know or have experienced, insurance companies can often have very convoluted procedures and rules which might be difficult for a layman to understand. In such situations, our team of lawyers will help you in navigating the labyrinthine maze of regulations and allow you to gain those benefits which you are entitled to.

Remember, while we never wish anyone to suffer even the mildest injury, one never knows when and how he could be affected by an accident. If you find yourself in such a situation, don’t despair thinking of yourself as alone and helpless, we will have your back.

Types of Long Term Disability Programs expounded by Kalsi & Associates

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Government Of Canada

The Government of Canada offers programs or disability benefits for those who aren’t able to work for a long period, due to injury or accident. Depending on the province you are in, the benefits may vary. For those in Ontario, below are some of the long-term disability programs that apply:

Most businesses are obligated by the law to enroll their employees in the Workers Compensation Program. If you get injured on the job, you will be eligible for the Workers Compensation Benefits. It also applies to those who are unable to work for a long time.

The Disability Insurance Benefits applies when an accident strips you the ability to work or earn income. It refers to both those can’t work temporarily or are disable permanently, by accident. In this program, you will receive payments that are part of your regular income, for a specified amount of time.

For eligibility, you must be covered by your employer or buy the policy on your own.

If your disability keeps you from working and are below 65 years of age, you are eligible for this benefit. You also need to have contributed to CPP for some years. The employer usually does it through payroll.

CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) Disability Benefits are monthly payments that may also be provided to the children of the recipient of the CCP disability benefits or a deceased contributor to CPP.

Misfortune happens when we least expect it. If you need legal guidance on which claims you can make after an injury or accident; feel free to contact Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers at (844) 905-2993