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WSIB Work-Related Chronic Mental Stress Policy Consultation

Earlier this year Beneplan participated in the Ontario WSIB’s Work-related chronic mental stress policy consultations.

On November 14, the provincial government introduced additional amendments to the mental stress provisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.  If passed, it would mean that people who were diagnosed with a work-related chronic mental stress disorder on or after April 29, 2014 may be eligible for WSIB benefits as long as they file a claim on or before July 1, 2018.  In addition, people who have not yet received a final decision on their mental stress claim by the WSIB and/or the WSIAT as of January 1, 2018 may also be eligible for benefits.

If these amendments are passed, the WSIB will need to update its policies and procedures accordingly.

Stay tuned to our blog for more information on this topic. In the meantime, more information is available on the WSIB website – http://bit.ly/2zI1JUA