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ACCIDENT BENEFITS FAQ


What are accident benefits?

Answer: Accident benefits are the legal ways you can claim compensation as a result of sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident regardless of who was at fault for the accident.

How long can I claim Income Replacement Benefits?

Answer: The law says you can claim Income Replacement Benefits up to 104 weeks as long as you suffer a substantial inability to perform essential tasks of your employment.

Can I claim Income Replacement Benefits beyond 104 weeks?

Answer: Yes, you can claim Income Replacement Benefits beyond 104 weeks as long you are suffering a complete inability to engage in any employment in which you are suited given your education, training, or experience.

How long can I claim Caregiver Benefits?

Answer: The law says you can claim Caregiver Benefits up to 104 weeks (two years) as long as you suffer a substantial inability to engage in care giving activities.

Can I claim Income Caregiver Benefits beyond 104 weeks?

Answer: Yes, you can claim Caregiver Benefits beyond 104 weeks as long as you suffer a complete inability to carry on a normal life, which means you are unable to substantially engage in all your pre-accident activities in which you ordinarily engaged in prior to the accident

Does the amount of Non-Earner Benefits increase?

Answer: Yes, the weekly amount of Non-Earner Benefits increases from $185 per week to $320 per week if more than 104 weeks have elapsed from the date of the accident and provided you were a full-time student at the time of the accident.

How long can I collect Non-Earner Benefits?

Answer: You can claim Non-Earner Benefits for as long as you suffer a complete inability to carry on a normal life, which means you are unable to substantially engage in all your pre-accident activities in which you ordinarily engaged in prior to the accident.

What will determine how much I receive for Attendant Care Benefits?

Answer: A special form called Assessment of Attendant Care Needs completed by a Regulated Health Professional will determine the amount you are entitled to receive by way of Attendant Care Benefits.

How long can I claim Attendant Care Benefits?

Answer: You can claim Attendant Care Benefits for two years following the motor vehicle accident.

How long can I claim Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Benefits?

Answer: Unless you have optional Housekeeping Maintenance Benefits, Housekeeping is no longer available through Accident Benefits but is now available through a third party Perosnal Injury Lawsuit.

If you have any other questions regarding accident benefits or your eligibility, please contact us and we will respond to your request withing 24 hours. Please fill out the Contact Request Form.