If you need to stop work because of illness or disability, it is important that you understand your rights and various options for disability benefits.
We start by reviewing the various disability benefits available in Canada though government programs, insurance policies and other workplace plans. Then we do a review of your disability rights, including employment rights and human rights.
There are several types of disability benefits plans and programs in Canada. These include private sector disability insurance plans and public sector disability benefits programs.
Each plan and program has its own criteria for eligibility and payments.
If you are unsure where to start, or what benefits you may qualify for, read our Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Disability Benefits in Canada. Or, if your disability claim has been denied, get started by reading our Step-by-Step Guide to Appealing a Disability Claim Denial.
Disability benefits programs
- Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits
- Short-term Disability
- Long-term Disability
- Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability
- Worker’s Compensation
- Veterans’ Affairs Canada
- Disability Tax Credit
Disability Benefits Providers
- Sun Life Insurance Company
- Canada Life Insurance Company (formerly Great West Life)
- Manulife Financial