If you are absent due to illness or injury it is your responsibility to notify your Manager/Principal immediately, to log your absence using the Automated Dispatch System and to complete the required paperwork.

Weekly Indemnity  

If you are unable to work because of a non-occupational accident or sickness your weekly indemnity benefits will be paid to you each week up to a maximum of 26 weeks for any one period of disability while you are disabled and under the care of a legally qualified physician.

Waiting Period

Benefits are payable from the 1st day if disability is the immediate and direct result of an accident. There is a waiting period of 3 days for all other disabilities, including disabilities resulting from accidents which occurred more than 30 days previously or involving pre-existing medical conditions.

If you do not see a doctor within the 1st 4 days of disability, benefits will be paid from the date of the 1st visit.

Amount of Benefit

Refer to the Teamsters Benefit Booklet (PDF) for information on coverage levels.

Long Term Disability   

If you become totally disabled and such disability has existed for more than 6 consecutive months you will be paid monthly benefits for as long as total disability lasts, but not beyond the month in which you attain age 65.

Amount of Benefit

Refer to the Teamsters Benefit Booklet (PDF) for information on coverage levels.

Employment Insurance Integration

Long term disability benefits are not payable for the 15 week period following expiration of your weekly indemnity claim if you are or could be eligible for sickness benefits through the Employment Insurance Act.