Addiction and Long-Term Disability

WE’re a law firm for addiction Disability Claims located in Toronto, Serving Clients in Ontario and Across Canada

Having an addiction is generally recognized to be an illness. Whether the addiction will entitle a person to long term disability benefits will depend on the specific provisions of the applicable insurance policy set forth by your insurance company. As a law firm that works with addiction and disability claims, our disability lawyers can investigate your policy and make sure that any disability benefits you are entitled to are recovered.

Under the typical group policy, a substance abuse addiction to drugs or alcohol can form the basis of a disabling condition that would entitle an individual to disability benefits, provided that they are compliant with medical treatment, which may often include the necessity to be actively participating in a drug or alcohol treatment program.  Your insurance company may try to push residential treatment programs on you and are looking for any reason to not have to pay your disability benefits.  Working in the field of addiction and disability law, we see insurance companies try and take advantage of loopholes, and we make sure that you get the proper support for your disability claim.


As an addiction and long term disability law firm, we represent a large number of clients who are dealing with addictions and disability claims. These include drug, alcohol, sex, food and gambling addictions among others. While the insurance company may not feel that you are entitled to your disability benefits, f you are unable to work, and have been denied long term disability benefits under either a group disability insurance policy or a private policy, we can help you fight to get your long term disability benefits. These cases are usually heavily dependent on obtaining the necessary medical evidence to prove the disability in a way contemplated by the policy in question. Most policies contain time limits that can be difficult to interpret and so as soon as your claim for disability benefits has been denied, we would encourage you to contact our long term disability lawyers to discuss your long term disability dispute case to see if we can be of assistance to you and your family.

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We understand the patience and compassion that is needed to handle such a case, together with the need for sound legal advice. When you are suffering you are not at your best, and need the steady, compassionate advice of an experienced Toronto long term disability lawyer to assist you in navigating your way to fair and equitable resolution of your claim.  Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our disability lawyers to see how we can help you get your long term disability benefits.

There are time limits to all claims and any delay in proceeding may be subject to a deadline. If your claim has been denied, you should not delay in proceeding with your claim or obtaining legal advice from our team of long term disability lawyers to clarify these deadlines and see how we can assist in getting you your long term disability benefits.

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