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Veterans deserve PTSD disability presumption

Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Brad Moscato

The Ontario government recently passed legislation that creates a presumption where post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosed in first responders (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, etc.) is work-related, thus allowing for faster access to benefits.

Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act, was enacted earlier this year in order to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and the Ministry of Labour Act. This presumption in favour of granting benefits (first responders no longer have to prove their PTSD is the result of their job) has been welcomed...