Did you recently develop cancer?
No one is safe from cancer. When a person suffers from cancer, they are not alone. Both the affected person and their family deal with the physical, financial and emotional challenges.
Long Term Disability Arising from Cancer
When diagnosed with cancer, a person’s ability to perform daily tasks and workplace responsibilities significantly decreases. It affects their physical and mental capabilities to function properly. The type and intensity of cancer determines the treatment and prognosis.
Canadians with long term disability coverage may be eligible to receive income replacement benefits for cancer. In many cases, short term disability benefits can cover medical treatment such as radiation and chemotherapy and the time off from work when undergoing them. It is typically available for the first 120 days. After this, one can apply for long term disability benefits by submitting all medical records, test reports, and doctor’s diagnosis.