Age 65: Do Your WCB Benefits End?

November 22, 2023 at
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
This is a virtual event

This workshop takes place via ZOOM. The link will be sent 1-2 days prior to the workshop.

The Workers’ Compensation Act says that as a general rule that WCB benefits end at age 65, unless you can convince them that you would have worked or will work longer than 65.

What does the policy say, and how do you get them to extend the benefits? We will take a look at the Law and Policy, and cases that have been decided at the Review Division and WCAT that you can use to argue for an extension.

Facilitator: Sarah O’Leary, Harrison O’Leary
Sarah O’Leary was called to the bar in 1981 and has primarily been practicing Workers’ Compensation and disability-related law for over 30 years. She has been a workers advisor, a Vice-Chair at the Appeal Division, a staff lawyer at a major health care union and practiced for 10 years at Rush Crane Guenther. She is currently a partner at Harrison O’Leary. She has been teaching workers’ compensation advocacy to labour unions for over three decades.