Federal Benefits Workers not to Play Detective

  • May 24, 2017
  • BakerLaw

The Toronto Star has recently published an article by Jordan Press entitled: Federal benefits workers told to stay off social media when vetting applications.

The article explains how workers who determine eligibility for employment, disability, or seniors’ benefits are not permitted to use publicly available information, including social media posts, online obituaries, and municipal property information, when deciding whether someone qualifies for benefits. You can read the full article here (link).

– This post is current as of the time of writing. Readers should not rely on this post as legal advice. –

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