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Reimbursement for damaged clothing

The CNESST reimburses workers for the costs they paid for clothing damaged as a result of a work accident or by an orthotic or prosthetic device they are required to wear because of an employment injury, up to the maximum amounts provided for. Reimbursement includes the cost of:

  • cleaning
  • repair
  • replacement of damaged clothing

Claim for reimbursement

As a worker, once your claim has been accepted, you must complete the Application for reimbursement of expenses form.

To be reimbursed, you must present a supporting document, such as an invoice or a receipt.


Reimbursement amounts and deductibles
Reason for the reimbursement Maximum amount Deductible
Clothing damaged in a work accident $678,00 $57,00
Clothing damaged by an orthotic or prosthetic device $678,00 none

Reimbursement amounts and deductibles are reviewed annually.

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