A University of Waterloo-based study focused on injured worker poverty in retirement years would like to hear from injured workers who have engaged with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Loss of Retirement Income (LRI) benefits. As a part of their investigation, they want to hear from workers about their experiences of age 65+ retirement income from WSIB, such as: decisions about whether to pay the extra 5% to gain higher RIF benefits, what it’s like to get the lump sum payment at age 65, and other experiences related to WSIB’s LRI benefits. The focus is on workers whose injury occurred in 1998 or later.
The interviews will be by video-conference or phone and are expected to take 30-60 minutes. In appreciation of injured workers’ time, there will be an an honorarium of $50 for those who participate.
Interested injured workers are invited to email WorkAndHealth@uwaterloo.ca or call (519) 888-4567 Ext.40166