Senate Approves Bill C-22 (Canada Disability Benefit) With Amendments

As some of you may know, the Senate has passed Bill C-22 with amendments. You can thank Senators for adding in a clause that will prevent long-term disability insurance companies form clawing back benefits for those getting both LTD and CBD. This is a clause that should have been in the Bill form the start.

This amended Bill now goes back to the House of Commons. Where they have the choice to approve the Bill with the Senate’s amendments, or they can debate it and vote to remove the amendments. If they make any changes, the Bill has to go back to the Senate again.

The house of commons closes on June 23, 2023. So, it is critical that this Bill get passed by the House of Commons by that date. Otherwise, this will get delayed again to the fall of 2023, and we risk having the Bill die again because of a new election.

Please reach out to your member of parliament to tell them the importance of having this Bill passed before June 23.

David Brannen

Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal

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