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How Do I Convince My Insurance Provider to Approve My Claim?

How Do I Convince My Insurance Provider to Approve My Claim?

When it comes to a long term disability claim, the diagnosis is only half the battle. You still need to get your insurance company to approve your disability. Most providers will be hesitant to do so and will scrutinize your application to find a way to invalidate your claim and avoid paying benefits. So what can you do to make sure your claim makes it through the rigorous review process? Generally speaking, more evidence is always better. X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and other test results can all serve as irrefutable evidence of a medical condition. If you can...
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The Link Between Workplace Stress & Mental Health

The Link Between Workplace Stress & Mental Health

People are increasingly aware of the prevalence of mental health issues in the workplace. It is estimated that one in five Canadian workers are struggling with a mental health issue at any given time. That figure translates to roughly 3.4 million people, 500,000 of whom call in sick every week due to a mental health condition. However, many Canadians may not realize that work-related stress is one of the most significant contributors to those numbers. In a study of Canadian workers, the Globe and Mail found that a full 34% of those dealing with a mental health problems...
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Raquelle Won Her Benefits With the Help of Share Lawyers

Raquelle Won Her Benefits With the Help of Share Lawyers

For Raquelle, things took a turn for the worse after her company was bought out. The new ownership wanted to switch everything to different software and systems, and as an IT Support Clerk, it fell to Raquelle to facilitate the transition. Normally, that wouldn’t have been a problem. However, she didn’t realize how much of the assignment she would have to shoulder on her own. Though Raquelle was one of several clerks, the rest of the team was let go when her new bosses decided it would be easier to start from scratch with an IT team trained exclusively on the new...
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Workplace Stress, By the Numbers

Workplace Stress, By the Numbers

Canadians are more stressed than ever. According to Stats Canada, 21% of the population over the age of 12 experiences high to extreme levels of stress on a regular basis, a figure that jumps to 29.4% between the ages of 35 and 49. Of course, that age breakdown shouldn’t be all that surprising. People in the 35-49 age range are usually in the prime of their careers, and much of their stress can be directly attributed to their employment. Canadian workers were significantly more stressed than the population at large, with 27% feeling high to extreme levels of stress – and...
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How Celebrities Change the Profile of Mental Illness

How Celebrities Change the Profile of Mental Illness

A mental health issue like anxiety or depression is a perfectly legitimate basis for a disability claim, especially if it interferes with regular workplace responsibilities. Unfortunately, people have powerful misconceptions about what a person with depression is supposed to look like, and can be dismissive of those who don’t fit the expected profile. That can be particularly true in the case of celebrities, many of whom have been increasingly forthcoming about their struggles with mental health. Justin Bieber, for instance, recently took to Instagram to reveal that he...
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Working Through PTSD – Ejaz’s Story

Working Through PTSD – Ejaz’s Story

At 32, Ejaz felt like his life was truly coming together. He had a stable job as a data entry clerk, a decent apartment in Regina, Saskatchewan, great friends, and he and his girlfriend had just celebrated their 1 year anniversary. After spending his 20s travelling and moving from job to job, he was feeling ready to settle down and enjoy the routine of a regular work schedule and a comfortable life.  When Ejaz got in a car accident in the winter of 2019, everything changed for him. While driving back from a winter vacation, he swerved on an icy patch on the highway....