If you have any disability claim, you should be looking for a disability lawyer. At Ontario, a disability lawyer can help you to take advantage of some benefits, such as Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), and Disability tax credit (DTC).
At Juzkiw Law Firm, we can help you get all the benefits you deserve. Contact our disability lawyer for more information.
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
The Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP) is a benefit plan for workers. To obtain the CPP disability benefit, if:
- You are under 65 years old.
- You have sufficient pension contributions
- You have a prolonged disability that prevents you from working.
The pensions will be based on your employers paid to the Canadian Pension Plan during your work period. The government keeps track of all of these contributions.
The CPP amounts you may receive will be based on your contribution time and the amount contributed.
If you have obtained the CPP benefit, you will remain eligible until:
- Back to work
- Complete 65 years of age or start receiving a CPP retirement pension
- Go back to school full time.
You can attempt an application for early retirement in cases of denial of an invalidity benefit due to medical or contributory requirements. Consult a disability lawyer for more information.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) helps anyone with disabilities need help with their living expenses. You will be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). If you qualify, you may receive:
- Financial assistance to help you are your family
- Help to progress in the career is to find a job.
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- Living in Ontario
- Be at least 18 years old
- Need financial help
- Have some disability
At Juzkiw Law we can advise you. Consult our disability lawyer for more information.
Disability tax credit (DTC)
The Disability tax credit (DTC) is a tax credit available to people with disabilities that helps reduce the amount of income tax. Any individual with a disability who is over 18 years old may be eligible to use the DTC benefit.
In general, the purpose of the disability tax credit is to provide relief for the costs of disability through more significant tax equity.
To prove eligibility, your doctor must complete form T2201 proving that you have a severe and prolonged disability.
Long-Term Disability (LTD)
If you have acquired an injury or illness and cannot return to work, long-term disability insurance may provide you with part of your income. The purpose of long-term disability is to make up for any financial difficulties you may experience due to not returning to work due to a health problem.
To qualify for long-term insurance, you must have been out of work continuously for 17 weeks or more. That is, you must have gone through the short-term disability process. In this process, your disability is financed by your employer.
To be sure of this situation, consult a disability lawyer for more information. At Juzkiw law, we have experienced professionals who can help you claim your rights.
The most long-term disability defines total disability when you cannot perform the essential functions of your job, even though you can complete the tasks of another occupation for the initial 24 months. After 24 months, the definition of disability change is changed from the occupation’s total disability to any work.
It is quite common for long-term disability claims to be denied. There are numerous reasons for this:
- Missing medical records or evidence
- Requests or appeals missing deadlines
- Insufficient treatment compliance
- Policy exclusions
- Complainants only not meeting the definition of the law
Unfortunately, disability claims can also be denied simply for some injustice. If you are in this situation, we can help you. We have experience with disability claims. Call our disability lawyer today for a free consultation.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a disability claim, you may be eligible for one of these programs – Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Disability tax credit (DTC), or Long-Term Disability – contact us. We can help you get all the benefits you deserve. Schedule a free consultation now – 416-221-2221