What if I Return to Work?


#1

I’m just in process of sending in CPP disability forms and am wondering what if I decide to return to my workplace if a different type of job is available? I am a little over one year from retirement. I likely won’t be approved for disability CPP and wonder about returning for a short time before retiring.


#2

Have you been approved for STD or LTD through work?
Work has a duty to accommodate disabled people within limits.
I think you need to ask for a specific accommodation but I don’t know the process.
If it is a large company, HR should be able to help.


#3

Yes, I was on STD but now on LTD. My employer would have to take me back as “duty to accommodate”


#4

You do realize your employer can offer you a low paying job and that might fulfill their duty to accommodate.
But if your employer is on the nicer side and depending on what accommodation you ask for and how easy it is for them, you might get a really good new job.
I would talk to HR.


#5

You would need to inform Service Canada about any attempts to return to work. If you have the capacity to earn up to $15000 per year then by definition you do not have a “severe and prolonged” disability. Once you start earning more than $5000 or so, they will look at your situation very closely to verify you lack the capacity to actually earn more.


David Brannen

Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal

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