How do I apply for short term disability in Ontario?

Applying for short term disability generally requires that you complete an application form and send in a medical form completed by your family doctor.

  • If the short term disability is available to you through your job, you get the application and medical form from your employer. 
  • If the short term disability is through a private policy, contact your insurance company or insurance broker to get the forms you will need to fill out.

Apply as soon as possible and always inquire if there is a time limit to complete the application.  

If you are out of time do not assume you are prevented from claiming under the policy, contact a lawyer immediately.