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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have a short-term or a long term/permanent disability?

Disabilities are considered permanent if they are expected to last more than 12 months. If the disability is expected to last less than 12 months, it is considered a short-term disability.

Who is considered a co-applicant? Why do I need to include their information?

A co-applicant is someone who is above the age of 19 who is married to you or is living with you in a common-law relationship. A person under the age of 19 is only considered a co-applicant if they are legally married to you.

Who is considered a household member?

A household member is anybody living with you in your home.

If I receive an overpayment, am I required to repay it?

If you receive an overpayment, you are required to repay any additional financial assistance you received that you are not eligible to receive.

What province are you from?

Knowing your province helps us make this tool the best experience for you.

Important information about benefits for Indigenous Peoples

If you are Indigenous there are many things that affect the benefits you can get and the dollar amounts you can get from them. These include the agreements your band or governing body has with provincial, territorial, and federal governments. Before applying to any benefits, you should speak with your governing body, if applicable.

AFOA Canada and Prosper Canada are currently seeking funding to develop an online tool that serves the needs of Indigenous people living in Canada.