Esquimalt woman disabled, but denied federal assistance

Times Colonist | July 26, 2016, Written by Adrian Chamberlain

Although she’s encased in braces from head to toe and suffers chronic pain, an Esquimalt woman cannot persuade the federal government to provide her with disability payments.

Anna Werrun, 30, has twice appealed the Ministry of Employment and Social Development’s decision to deny her disability benefits through the Canada Pension Plan. Most recently, she applied to go before a social security tribunal to plead her case in person, but was denied in April.

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