From October 13, 2021
The benefits that were previously known as permanent disability (PD) benefits will be replaced by a lump sum payment. Only certain categories of crime victims will be eligible for a lump sum payment.
The lump sum payment will be established after a health assessment confirms the victim’s physical or psychological sequelae. It applies when there is no possibility of a significant improvement.
The lump sum payment may include an amount that covers loss of quality of life, pain, mental suffering or other unfavourable consequences that are temporary.
The lump sum payment may be paid in a single instalment or over a period of 12 or 24 months, at the eligible victim’s request.
If there is an aggravation of the consequences of the damage resulting from the criminal offence, the victim may have the aggravation recognized and request a reassessment of the lump sum payment.
Until October 12, 2021
Permanent disability is established based on the permanent physical or psychological impairment, or sequelae, and the victim’s inability to return to work (IRT).
Permanent disability is assessed as a percentage. It can be paid in the form of an annuity or an amount.