Disabled workers face a perfect storm

RBC Disability Insurance Study | February 16, 2016

Canadians off work due to a disability are facing a perfect storm – they need time to recover, but instead of focusing on their health, they’re often dealing with the financial stress of trying to make ends meet and the emotional stress of being away from work.

According to the 2015 RBC Insurance disability survey:

  • Three-quarters of Canadians (78 per cent) said finances were tight when off work
  • More than 80 per cent said they were upset about not being able to work
  • Nearly half (48 per cent) said they were not financially prepared to be off work

[Read the full release here]

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