Disability and your pension
If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits through WorkSafeBC’s benefit plan.
If you become disabled and are unable to work due to illness or injury, you may be eligible to receive long-term disability (LTD) benefits from WorkSafeBC’s LTD plan. These benefits generally pay you a monthly income based on a percentage of your regular salary while you are unable to work.
For information about how to apply for an LTD leave, contact WorkSafeBC People Services.While you are receiving LTD benefits, you will continue to accumulate contributory and pensionable service as if you were still working. You are not required to pay your monthly pension contributions to the plan.
You may also be eligible to receive a disability benefit from the Canada Pension Plan.
For information about the Canada Pension Plan disability benefit, call 1-800-277-9914 or visit the Canada Pension Plan disability benefit website.