Disability News: Quebec Canada


Disability statistics information and health related news from Disabled World for the province of Quebec Canada.

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If you are disabled, you could be entitled to disability benefits under the Quebec Pension Plan.

To be eligible for a Quebec disability pension by the Regie, you must:

  • Have a severe and permanent disability recognized by the Regie's medical advisers,
  • Have contributed sufficiently to the Quebec Pension Plan,
  • Be under age 65,
  • Not be receiving an unreduced income replacement indemnity from the Commission de la sante et de la securite du travail (CSST) granted after 31 December 1985.

If you have a child with a disability, you could also be eligible for financial assistance from the government.

The fact that an insurance company or other agency or government department considers you to be disabled does not automatically mean that you will be entitled to a disability pension under the Quebec Pension Plan since the eligibility requirements may be different.

The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale is a 20-item questionnaire designed to assess the level of functional disability in individuals with back pain. The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale is a reliable and valid measure used for monitoring the progress of individual patients participating in treatment or rehabilitation programs.

Statistics: Quebec Disability

Currently hard to find statistics for disabilities in Quebec, however a 2007 report states; Quebec had the lowest percent of the Canadian Provinces with 10.4% of the population reporting a disability. The report also states that the eastern provinces tend to have higher disability rates than those in the west with Nova Scotia having the highest disability rate at 20%.

Latest Quebec Publications

The Medicago Quebec City project is expected to generate more than $461 million in economic benefits over the next five years.

Groups issue joint statement calling on Canada Post and federal government to halt the cuts, hold real consultations, and look at other means of generating revenue.

Disability rights advocates from Not Dead Yet react to Report of Commission on Issue of Dying With Dignity in Quebec Canada.

Multiple studies in the last three years confirm that EIBI is a well established evidence based practice.

Around 25% of people in Montreal take some kind of anti-depressant and according to new research the drugs are passing into the waterways and affecting fish.

The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) looks forward to joining some 30 educational partners in Quebec City.

A contingent of Sears National Kids Cancer Ride cyclists will stop at Sears Carrefour Angrignon store today.

National Bank Financial Group Proud to Be a Partner of the Quebec Week for the Disabled.

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