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Canadian Armed Forces Veterans & the SISIP Long Term Disability Plan

Canadian Armed Forces Veterans & the SISIP Long Term Disability Plan

In 2018, the Liberal government put aside more than $622 million to bail out the LTD plan for Canada’s veterans, as part of the 2018 budget. Like other Canadians who find out that they must fight to recover their disability insurance benefits, veterans are no different, although they appear to also face chronic funding shortages that appear to contribute to claims being denied or cut off prematurely. SISIP stands for the Service Income Security Insurance Plan. The plan is underwritten by Manulife Financial who administer these claims much as they would any LTD plan...
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How to Find the Right Mental Health Specialist

How to Find the Right Mental Health Specialist

Mental health often manifests without any physical symptoms. This can make it difficult to diagnose, which in turn can make it even more difficult to get a long-term disability claim recognized. Unlike a broken arm or a torn ACL, there’s simply no way to make an irrefutable mental health diagnosis based on an x-ray or an MRI. That’s why getting the support of a medical professional is absolutely essential when filing a long-term disability claim related to your mental health. A trained therapist will be able to corroborate your experience and verify that you have a...
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Ask a Lawyer: Why Hire A Lawyer To Help With Your Claim? [VIDEO]

https://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Chris-1.mp4 Having to take time off of work to recover from a disability or illness can be a source of great stress. Fighting a denied disability claim in the process is just painful. Often, it may seem like too much of an added expense, both financially and emotionally, to invest in a disability lawyer to help with your case. This is a misconception that can actively hurt your case in the long run, simultaneously hindering your recovery. So while it may feel unnecessary to hire a lawyer, we assure you it’s a...
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How Long Does a Long Term Disability Case Take?

How Long Does a Long Term Disability Case Take?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get from clients, is how long will my disability insurance case take?   Most people who contact us have been without financial support their disability benefits were supposed to offer for some time, and they are facing a mounting number of bills and uncertainty regarding their finances. So, obviously, how long it takes is very important to people whose benefits have been denied or cut-off. It should come as no surprise that the insurance company is in no particular rush to get these cases settled.  They undoubtedly hope that...
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Ask a Lawyer: Returning To Work [VIDEO]

https://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Alison-1.mp4 Returning to work after a serious injury or illness can seem daunting. Questions abound; how will you know when you’re physically and mentally ready to return? Should you push yourself to go back to work earlier than your doctor recommends? Is your job at risk if you stay away for too long? Here we weigh in on the process of returning to work, including the pitfalls of returning too soon, listening to the doctor’s orders, and how a little effort can go a long way. When we think about the process of...
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When Should You Apply & Fight to Get Your Disability Benefits?

When Should You Apply & Fight to Get Your Disability Benefits?

Fibromyalgia is an invisible condition. There are no bumps and bruises, no outward visual indicators, that would otherwise suggest a physical disability. A person with fibromyalgia looks just like someone without fibromyalgia, at least at a glance. That can lead some people to question the validity of a fibromyalgia diagnosis, which only furthers the harmful stigma surrounding invisible disabilities. Any good doctor will confirm that fibromyalgia is a legitimate and potentially debilitating medical condition. However, many people may feel self-conscious about claiming...