Understanding the Long-Term Disability Claim Process
If you or a member of your family have been the victim of a significant accident or sickness and are no longer able to work, you may be able to receive financial support from the government. An alternative source of long-term disability income is provided by your employer or by any applicable long-term disability insurance policies that you or the government of Ontario have in place.
Unfortunately, things aren’t quite as straightforward as they appear. At its worst, bureaucracy can show its ugly face. Making a long-term disability claim could make life easier at a tough time, but it isn’t.
The following information is provided to assist you in understanding the intricacies of filing for long-term disability benefits and how to do so effectively.
Requesting Long-Term Disability Benefits: What Do You Need to Do?
In the event that you find yourself in need of a medical disability application, it is imperative that you fully comprehend the process.
Aside from that, it’s imperative that you thoroughly review any claim form. This will give you a clear idea of what you need to include in your application.
When filing a claim with an insurance company, be sure to review the policy documentation for information on how that particular insurance company handles claims. Keep an eye out for any unpaid or overdue insurance premiums.
To be eligible for federal lengthy disability benefits, you must meet the following criteria:
- In order to be eligible for CPP benefits, either you or your employer must have paid all required CPP contributions.
- Have made the required minimum contribution
- Working between 420 and 700 hours in the last 52 weeks
- Proof of disability under the CPP legislation is required.
Long-Term Disability Claims: What to Expect from the Questionnaire
Additionally, you’ll need to provide medical evidence to back up your claim in any situation. For long-term disability claims, you will be asked a wide range of questions on a claim form. Here are a few examples:
- Since when have you been unable to work due to illness or injury?
- When did you first notice any of these symptoms?
- A third question is: Have you ever experienced the same or a comparable ailment or injury?
- Is your illness or injury a result of your job?
- Please provide the names and contact information for any and all doctors, consultants, and specialists you’ve been or plan to see in relation to your illness or injury.