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Information for Disabled Employees

By Order dated July 30, 2009, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) appointed a representative, Susan Kennedy, to act on behalf of all Disabled Employees of Nortel, (subject to certain exceptions, including those who are represented by Unifor, formerly CAW. To view the Representation Order, please click here.

The Canadian Nortel Employees on Long-Term Disability ("CNELTD") committee was formed shortly after the Representation Order was made. For more information on the CNELTD, please send an email to SteeringCommittee@cneltd.info

Health and Welfare Distribution – December 2013

As provided in the Disabled Employees Progress Report dated December 4, 2013, a distribution will be made to LTD members on December 6, 2013. The distribution will be for:

  • 3% of your LTD Income Benefits;
  • 3% of your LTD Life Benefits and/or LTD Optional Life; and,
  • 18% of your Pensioner Life, subject to individual adjustments for methodology and any data corrections.

The distribution will bring your total distribution to 38% of your entitlements. You had previously received 35% of your LTD Income Benefits and LTD Life Benefits and 20% of your Pensioner Life calculated using the Compensation Claims methodology.

Further information is provided in the Disabled Employees Progress Report accessible here.

Hardship Fund

On July 27, 2012 the Court approved the expansion of the scope of Nortel’s Hardship Fund to include Nortel LTD Beneficiaries, including those who are receiving CPP-Disability or the Quebec Equivalent.  

Payments from the Hardship Fund are treated as an advance on future distributions from the Nortel estate, so any amount awarded will be deducted from the recipient's ultimate Compensation Claim recovery from the Nortel estate.

If you are in a position of immediate financial hardship, you may request a payment from the Fund by completing a Hardship Payment Application. Koskie Minsky can help you complete this form. This will be a private and confidential process, and you will not be required to share your personal information with anyone other than the Monitor, who is responsible for assessing your application, and your Representative Counsel.

For more information regarding the Hardship Fund, please see the Hardship tab, which can be accessed at the following link.

Report Mailings

Representative Counsel regularly sends mailing to former employees who were in receipt of disability income.

The most recent report was mailed on December 4, 2013 and can be viewed here.

To see the past mailings, please see the News Release & Reports tab at the following link.

Please also refer to the main page link to keep up to date with the Latest Developments on issues including the Allocations Litigation, the Pension wind-up and other general issues.