CPP Disabling Women, Authors of Report Say
(WINNIPEG)The system of disability benefits under the Canada Pension Plan is unfair to women with disabilities, according to a report commissioned by Status of Women Canada.
The report's authors, Tanis Doe and Sally Kimpson note that recent changes to the policy allow people collecting CPP to return to work through the Vocational Rehabilitation Plan. The program provides training or equipment to help men and women with disabilities to return to paid work. They are allowed to work for three months under the program before losing their CPP benefits.
After consulting with women receiving benefits, Doe and Kimpson found that …