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Successful Disability Claim for a Single Father with PTSD

Successful Disability Claim for a Single Father with PTSD

Michele was a single father of two who worked at a record shop downtown. Each morning, he’d drive his kids to school, then head over to the record shop for his day. He was starting to save up to open his own shop, and he was getting close. Then, one day at work, Michele was assaulted. A customer came into the shop, got verbally aggressive, and then tried to lash out at Michele physically, lunging across the counter at him. He wasn’t severely hurt, though the customer did manage to hit him several times in the head. He needed to take some time off work to recover, as he’d...
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Tax Credits if you are Disabled With A Disabled Dependent

Tax Credits if you are Disabled With A Disabled Dependent

In 2017, RBC Insurance released a statement predicting that long-term disability claims would rise by 4.7% in 2018. In 2016, Canadian businesses spent over $7.5 billion towards long-term disability coverage, making it the third-largest cost to group benefits plans after health and dental. Long-term disability claims are invaluable to Canadians, with a system put in place to help support those in need. But what if you find yourself as the primary caregiver for a dependent adult, such as a spouse, on long-term disability? And what if you yourself become disabled, and...
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Parents With Disabilities Are Capable

Parents With Disabilities Are Capable

People who live with disabilities frequently find themselves facing life with more difficulty than most. Simple, everyday tasks become more complicated, whether that disability is a physical or invisible one. Be it depression or bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy (CP) or blindness, there are new limitations to be considered. Unfortunately, some consider those limitations to extend to one’s ability to be a parent. There is a common misconception that people with disabilities cannot parent adequately. If they have physical limitations, they cannot keep up with their children...
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Accessibility in Public Spaces

Accessibility in Public Spaces

In 2005, the province of Ontario rolled out the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), kicking off a 20-year plan to make the province fully accessible by 2025. In 2015, the province released the Path to 2025: Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan to help keep these goals on track. Within the Path are laid out the rules and guidelines businesses, non-profits, public sector organizations, educational institutions and more must abide by in accordance with the AODA. The first thing to keep in mind is that not all businesses must comply with the same...
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Helping Children Understand Disability

Helping Children Understand Disability

Children are incredibly inquisitive. From a young age, if they see something they don’t understand they will often ask “What’s that?” without a moment’s pause. “Why?” Will become a key part of their regular vocabulary. However, it can be daunting for parents when their kids start asking questions about more difficult subject matter, like disabilities. Often, a child’s candor can make adults uncomfortable. But the key is to answer their questions honestly. Instead of shying away from a potentially uncomfortable conversation, discuss the reality of the matter openly and...