Any additional medical reports or information that you can provide will also help HOOPP independently assess your medical condition.
Please note that being on a health leave authorized by your employer does not automatically prompt a disability benefit from HOOPP.
If we determine that you do not meet the definitions of disability as described above, you will not be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Plan.
You will remain a member of HOOPP during your health leave, even if you’re not making contributions; however, you will not build any contributory service during this time. It is important to note that during the first four years of your employer-approved health leave you may be able to make contributions to the Plan based on your earnings.
You can re-apply for benefits by using new forms and providing medical evidence at any time during your health leave.
We know this may be a difficult time for you. We are here to help. If you have any questions about HOOPP disability benefits or about the information that is required in order to apply for these benefits, please contact HOOPP Client Services.