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[VIDEO] Teachers, Chronic Pain, & the Importance of Disability Benefits

[VIDEO] Teachers, Chronic Pain, & the Importance of Disability Benefit...

The need for disability benefits can feel unnecessary. To the average person who has never experienced physical or mental impairments, it can be incomprehensible. But the fact is that some disabilities actively inhibit your ability to function on a day-to-day basis. If you can’t function normally during your daily routines, going to work and performing to a set standard will also be next to impossible. Teachers who suffer from chronic pain are an excellent example of why disability benefits are so necessary.  Most teachers spend their days on their feet in front of...
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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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Heart Disease and Lifestyle Changes

Heart Disease and Lifestyle Changes

Heart disease often demands a radical change in lifestyle. Normal, everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning can be enough to cause fatigue and shortness of breath, to say nothing of more physically demanding activities like walking or exercise. People in jobs like construction are often forced to step away to accommodate their health limitations. For many, the disruption to that regular routine can be devastating. It can take a long time to regain the strength and stamina they had before heart issues took hold, and many people become depressed if they focus too heavily on...
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Share Lawyers are in Your Corner

Share Lawyers are in Your Corner

Here at Share Lawyers, we take pride in getting people the help they need and deserve. Simeon was denied long-term disability benefits while unable to work due to immobilizing arthritis. His condition made simple tasks nearly impossible. Simeon called us after seeing reviews online from other clients who we have had the privilege to help. While working with us, he felt secure, and was much more comfortable navigating his steps forward. We kept him updated every step of the way. “Share Lawyers are a dedicated, friendly and a professional group of people. Their commitment...
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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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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...