Supreme Court May Be Last Hope for Disabled Nortel Employees

One of the financial experts working on their behalf — Diane Urquhart — says that even when CPP Disability benefits are included in their income, this group will get only 27% of the benefits they would have received had the Nortel insolvency not occurred: from $40,200 on average to just $17,900. She estimates
disabled former Nortel workers have average annual medical costs of $7,200 and as much as $50,000. Disabled with two children receive more than $47,000 a year in both the United States and the United Kingdom (via Social Security and the UK Pension Protection Fund respectively).