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Why It’s So Important to Listen & Empathize With Our Clients

Why It’s So Important to Listen & Empathize With Our Clients

At the most basic level, a disability is a disruption. Those who develop a condition in their adulthood can suddenly find themselves struggling with everyday tasks, and are physically or mentally unable to do as much as they did when they were younger. It can be incredibly demoralizing to be forced to confront those limitations, and no one feels that more acutely than the person wading through a to-do list that never seems to get any smaller. Unfortunately, many bystanders are simply unwilling or unable to empathize with that struggle. They have no broader understanding...
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Suffering from Agoraphobia, Long Term Disability Benefits Denied

Suffering from Agoraphobia, Long Term Disability Benefits Denied

Alice generally liked to keep to herself. She enjoyed her role as a data analyst and liked her co-workers well enough. She simply found larger social gatherings to be extraordinarily stressful, and usually tried to keep to a smaller circle of trusted friends and co-workers at her office in Regina.  For the most part, that seldom proved to be a problem. Alice had no trouble keeping up with her responsibilities at work, and her colleagues understood her anxiety and tried to respect her boundaries. Everything changed unexpectedly when Alice went through an unusually...
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Workplace Allergies Not Supported by Long Term Disability

Workplace Allergies Not Supported by Long Term Disability

By the time he was 42, Connor had learned to appreciate his job as a warehouse worker in Hamilton. There weren’t many other jobs he could do with his lack of formal training, but he had managed to carve out a place for himself on the floor.   His world started to unravel when he developed a serious allergy to one of the cleaning chemicals used in the building. He was regularly breaking out in hives and often had trouble breathing, and the symptoms persisted after he started wearing work gloves and a mask. His doctor told him that allergies like this can begin at...
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After the Settlement: Treatment Options for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

After the Settlement: Treatment Options for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A long term disability settlement can offer some invaluable peace of mind, but it is only one step on a much longer recovery journey. In that regard, the settlement is a tool that provides you with the time and resources you need to focus on your health. The ultimate goal is to find a way to manage your condition so you can get back to work and your regular routine. So what happens after you settle your claim with your insurance provider? The answer will largely depend on the nature of your disability. You’ll want to consult with your doctor to come up with a treatment...
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Do I Need To Keep Seeing My Doctor If I’m Involved In A Long-Term Disability Claim?

Do I Need To Keep Seeing My Doctor If I’m Involved In A Long-Term Disabilit...

You’ve received your diagnosis, submitted your claim, and are managing your symptoms as best you can. So do you really need to keep seeing your doctor? You have all the info you need about your disability and are managing fine on your own. The answer to this is very straightforward — YES.  If you’re involved in a long-term disability claim, it may seem unnecessary to continue seeing your physician or mental health care professional on a regular basis. The truth, however, is that it’s just as important now as it was before your claim was filed. This is for multiple...
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Should I Assume I’m Under Surveillance By The Insurance Company?

Should I Assume I’m Under Surveillance By The Insurance Company?

When you apply for disability insurance, it’s quite common for the insurance company to put you under surveillance. Now, if you don’t know what that means, the term “surveillance” can be a little daunting, even downright frightening. So what does being under surveillance entail and what do you need to know to protect yourself?  What it means is that they’re keeping an eye on your day-to-day activity to make sure you’re not lying or exaggerating your claim of illness and disability. They may keep an eye on your social media accounts and the accounts of your friends and...