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Ask A Lawyer: Disability Benefits and Heart Disease

Ask A Lawyer: Disability Benefits and Heart Disease

If your disability claim has been denied but you are unable to work, you probably have a lot of questions about why this happened, what the intricacies of your policy are, and what to do next. Here are some answers to questions specifically related to heart disease and insurance claims. Have a question of your own? Check out our Ask a Lawyer page.   Q: I had a massive heart attack. I am still in rehab and have a long way to go in my recovery before I can return to work. Why did my insurance company deny my valid claim for disability benefits? A: As the frequency and...
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SSQ Financial Denies LTD Claim of Administrative Assistant

SSQ Financial Denies LTD Claim of Administrative Assistant

If you are an administrative assistant or other office type employee and are covered under the SSQ Financial Group and your claim for long term disability benefits has been denied, here a few things that you might find helpful: – The fact that your claim has been denied does not mean that you should not pursue your claim – Share Lawyers has taken on many of these claims and succeeded in recovering fair settlements of these claims SSQ oversees the handling of disability claims for administrative assistants throughout multiple provinces. We have seen many claims...
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Round Up: Heart Disease

Round Up: Heart Disease

Heart disease affects millions of people worldwide and can be deadly. When it comes to your disability claims and heart disease, Share Lawyers knows this critical illness can have a major effect on your ability to live and work as you did before your diagnosis. Here is a roundup of our top posts about heart disease, insurance claims, and disability benefits that you might find helpful. Can Insurance Companies Use Their Own Definitions of Common Critical Illnesses Such As Heart Attack, Cancer or Stroke? The insurance company’s definition of a critical illness is often far...
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The Right Representation

The Right Representation

At Share Lawyers, we have a team of professionals to provide you the best representation. But don’t just take it from us! Today we hear from Megan, who came to Share Lawyers after being denied long-term disability benefits from her insurance company. She was unable to work after suffering a major heart attack. “I am so impressed with Share Lawyers,” said Megan. “From our initial conversation to completion I felt like I was really being treated with respect and genuine understanding of my claim. The ease of handling all my medical files and documents helped me to focus on...
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Is Your Employer Providing the LTD Benefits You Think You Have?

Is Your Employer Providing the LTD Benefits You Think You Have?

When you enroll for Group Benefits at your workplace, if you are being provided with Long Term Disability Benefits, you should make sure that you check that you have the amount of coverage you think you have. By way of an example, take the following situation. Jane works as an administrative assistant in a professional office. When she started working, she was given forms to fill out to enroll in the Group Benefits, including LTD benefits. Jane’s salary is $45,000.00 and she understands that her LTD benefits are supposed to be based on 60% of her salary, or $2,250.00 per...
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Too Sick To Work, But Not Sick Enough To Get Benefits

Too Sick To Work, But Not Sick Enough To Get Benefits

When your long term disability benefits are denied and you are unable to work, this can seem like an impossible situation. Share Lawyers is dedicated to ensuring you get the benefits you need when you’ve suffered an illness or injury that prevents you from going to work. Take our client Thava, for example.   Thava worked as a labourer at a manufacturing plant in Scarborough, Ontario for over 20 years. Nearing his mid-forties, he considered himself to be relatively healthy – however when he started experiencing chest pain and indigestion for weeks at a time, he went...