Disability in Canada?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cyndeebee, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. cyndeebee

    cyndeebee New Member

    As far as working away from home is concerned, I seem to be quickly running out of options.
    I can do small, short-term tasks from my home, but some days I'm quite productive, other days I'm in so much pain that I drift in and out of sleep mode on the couch.

    If I do have to go on disability in Canada, does anyone know the process? Is it lengthy? Is FM still questioned as a viable reason for receiving disability?

    Or does anyone have suggestions for a home-based business that allows you to choose your best hours of productivity? I have a BA - Social Development Major. Surely my working years aren't over for good...are they?

  2. cyndeebee

    cyndeebee New Member

    As a matter of fact, I live about half an hour away from London. Can you tell me the name of the doctor? Is he/she a specialist of some kind? Do I need a referral?

    Thanks so much for your help.
  3. cyndeebee

    cyndeebee New Member

    Since I live so close to London, I'll see if my family doctor might know of who specializes in FM in London. I'm not sure what my family doctor thinks I should be doing at this point - he knows I obviously have to have some means of support, and he also knows that I can't work outside of my home. I see him again in 2 weeks, so I guess I'll see how that goes, and if I'm not satisfied with his recommendations, then I'll see about finding a different doctor who knows more about FM and what I can expect, as far as working goes...
    Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.
  4. dragon06

    dragon06 New Member

    My mother has been on disability in Canada for about 15-20 years now and yes it has been for FM. However since I now live in the US I do not know the process that she had to go through as I was very young then. I do know that it gets reviewed either every year or every 5 years I can't remember which. So far she has been ok. She is in Ottawa, Ontario. However, I think she is on disability through her job and not on ODSP, but I have a friend on ODSP but he has other issues than just FM.

    Your best bet is to have lots of doctor documentation.

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