Articles for Non-Lawyers

Will I have to pay taxes on any settlement or judgment? by Patricia Santucci

Whether your disability benefits are taxable or non-taxable is an important consideration. Generally speaking, if through your employment you have paid the premium associated with having disability benefits, the benefits will usually be non-taxable in your hands. If your employer has paid a portion of the long-term disability premium or the entire long-term disability premium then the disability benefit will likely be taxable in your hands. Whether your benefit is taxable or non-taxable has a significant impact on the income stream you can expect through your policy should you become disabled. This is why it is important to contact your employer to find out the answer to this question should you become disabled. (2)

About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website