Do You Have a Disability Case?
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How Long Do Long Term Disability Benefits Last?

How Long Do Long Term Disability Benefits Last?

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) outlines disability insurance as a type of coverage that provides protection against the chance of losing income if you become disabled and are not able to pay your expenses. They can typically replace up to a specified portion of your regular income. However, many people are unsure of how long long-term disability benefits can last. Long-term disability benefits usually commence after the expiry of a waiting or qualifying period – often between four and six months in length. The period that long-term...
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I Need to Formulate an Exit Strategy From My Job. What Should I Do?

I Need to Formulate an Exit Strategy From My Job. What Should I Do?

Jobs are like relationships: sometimes the amount of effort you put in is too much for what you’re getting back. We’re constantly told to “hold on to what you’ve got” in uncertain times, but what do you do when you’re absolutely sure you need to get out? What is your exit strategy? You may have recently been diagnosed with an illness and feel you need to leave your position. It’s important to approach your exit strategy with care. You can’t let the world know you’re unhappy and looking for other options, but you need...
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Choosing a Lawyer for your Long Term Disability Case

Choosing a Lawyer for your Long Term Disability Case

There was a time that people with a denied disability insurance claims appeared to have no options for legal representation. Most lawyers required payment up front and there were no assurances regarding the outcome of the case or how much it would cost, win or lose. Fast forward to 2015 and there appear to be an unlimited number of lawyers prepared to take on your case, with nothing to pay unless money is recovered for you. How do you make a choice with no many apparent options? Here are some guidelines to help you with making a choice: How much experience does the law...
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Public Behaviour and your Long Term Disability Claim

The recent media storm over derogatory remarks directed towards a female reporter by a male spectator at a Toronto FC soccer game underlines underscores just how public behaviour and our activities have become. As result of these inappropriate comments at least one of these male spectators has lost their job at Hydro One. So, why is this relevant in a Blog about Long Term Disability Claims? If you are presently on a disability claim, you should expect that large disability insurance companies, (like Sun Life, Great-West Life, Manulife, SSQ, Industrial Alliance, RBC...
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We Can Make A Difference: Share Lawyers Supports Kids Help Phone!

We Can Make A Difference: Share Lawyers Supports Kids Help Phone!

Congratulations to the Share Lawyers team, and everyone who came out to support the Kids Help Phone Walk-a-thon last Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. We were honoured to have so many people from the Share Lawyers community join us as well as seeing thousands of others across Canada that came together in support of children and youth. Your support helps to ensure that the 6.5 million kids, teens, and young adults in Canada between the ages of five and twenty always have access to Kids Help Phone’s counselling services, day and night, and with your support, we raised a total of...