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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....
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Is your insurance provider watching you?

Is your insurance provider watching you?

Surveillance is a scary word that conjures up images of hidden security cameras and invasive science fiction. The reality is rarely quite that dramatic, although surveillance can still pose a threat to your long term disability claim. If you file for benefits, insurance providers will often try to gather evidence that implies that you should still be healthy enough to work, which would give them grounds to deny your claim. So what do we mean when we talk about surveillance in an insurance context? “Insurers will use surveillance…to find tidbits of information that would...
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What should you do if your disability claim gets denied?

What should you do if your disability claim gets denied?

Fighting for a disability claim can be exhausting. Even in the best of circumstances, the process involves a lot of complex paperwork and legal wrangling that can seem indecipherable to anyone without years of experience. The arcane legal procedures become even more intimidating when considering the nature of a disability claim. By definition, anyone looking to file a disability claim is battling some kind of physical or cognitive impairment that is severe enough to keep them out of work. That can make it difficult to muster the energy needed for a protracted legal...
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Long Term Disability Denied After a Heart Attack

Long Term Disability Denied After a Heart Attack

When he was a kid, Zahir had always had plenty of energy. That didn’t change when he grew up and joined the workforce. Data science is usually a sedentary profession, but his colleagues always said that he had a bounce in his step when he walked around the office. They also noticed when he slowed down shortly after turning 52. Zahir figured it was one of the normal side effects of ageing. He didn’t necessarily like his new reality – walking to the other end of his Saskatoon-based office was now enough to leave him exhausted and short of breath – but there didn’t seem to...
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[VIDEO] The Importance Of Keeping Good Records

[VIDEO] The Importance Of Keeping Good Records

When it comes to applying for disability benefits, having accurate and detailed documents is an asset. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know just what documents you should be keeping an eye on. What records should you keep yourself? Can you trust your physician to keep all of the details in order? How vigilant do you have to be regarding your own records?  “It’s important that what is being provided to the insurance company is accurate information,” says Kirk Sloane, Associate Lawyer at Share Lawyers. If you’re in the process of making a claim for disability...
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Heart Disease In Canada

Heart Disease In Canada

Heart disease is considered the most prevalent cause of death in the world and is a serious problem plaguing Canadians. According to the most recent data available, approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults above the age of 20 live with ischemic heart disease. This includes approximately 578,000 adults with a history of heart attacks. The condition affects approximately 1 in 4 Canadians, with the prevalence increasing significantly above the age of 70. So why should we be concerned, and what do we need to know? It’s estimated that approximately 12 adult Canadians with...