Disability Claims and Benefits in Ontario
In Ontario, you do not need a lawyer to apply for disability benefits, or even to appeal if you have been denied benefits (although in complex cases, it is recommended). However, you do need to understand processes and your legal rights.
If you are suffering from an injury or medical condition that has rendered it impossible for you to work, you may need to start by identifying which benefits you qualify for. Here is a step-by-step look at what to do when applying for disability benefits in Ontario.
Determine Which Disability Programs or Plans You Qualify For
There are a number of disability benefits programs and plans in our province, and there is no automatic right to those benefits. Each benefit has a separate list of criteria for eligibility. Before you make a claim, you will need to determine which benefits you qualify for according to your situation. The most common types of income benefits include:
Denied Claim? Appealing your Application
If you have applied for benefits, either through a Federal or Provincial Government program, or through an insurance provider, and your claim was denied for whatever reason, it is important to know that all government and insurance providers have an appeals process where we can present your case, and hopefully resolve your claim at this stage.
If the claim is still denied, this is when we would look at what legal options are available to us given the specifics of your case.Our team of expert insurance and disability lawyers at Mackesy Smye are more than capable of helping to resolve your claims appeal and ensure you get the benefits you need.
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