How Do You Apply for Short-Term Disability Benefits in Ontario, Canada?


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To apply for short-term disability benefits in Ontario, Canada, one must fill out form NAS5022 which can be printed online. Certain eligibility criteria must also be met.

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In order to apply for short-term disability, employees must have worked at their job for at least three months. The plan must be a first payer and provide 24-hour coverage. The benefits an employee receives must be equal to or more than the amount of benefits an employee would normally receive. In 2015, the maximum benefit rate is 55 percent of the claimant's usual salary, up to a maximum of $49,500. This puts the maximum weekly payment a person can receive at $524.

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