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Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Traveling is a wonderful way to experience new cultures, foods, and sights. Whether it’s to see a whole new place for the sake of knowing what it’s like, or making the journey to visit friends and family, experiencing time in new places can be rewarding, rejuvenating, and provide lifelong memories! For those on Long Term Disability (LTD) planning a vacation can have some complications. Your insurance company may see traveling as being inconsistent with being disabled from gainful employment, so it is very important to know the correct measures to take when planning a...
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Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Deciding to stop working and applying for disability benefits can be a very difficult decision to make. It is critical to carefully select when to stop working, as choosing the wrong time can lead to your claim being denied and can leave you with an uphill court battle. Is it Time? Most people who apply for disability insurance do not need to stop working immediately. They may suffer from a chronic illness or injury that makes continuing to work problematic, but not impossible. If you choose to continue to work with a disability, it is vital that you regularly meet with...
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What is the Make-Up of a Good Disability Lawyer or Advocate?

What is the Make-Up of a Good Disability Lawyer or Advocate?

The qualities required of a good disability insurance advocate are many and varied. Disability Insurance cases make their way through the Civil Justice system and the skills required of any civil litigation lawyer are required in disability insurance lawyers as well – but there are some additional qualities needed to be an effective and compassionate disability advocate. Here is a non-exhaustive list, in no particular order   The Ability to Listen   To opposing lawyers, to the medical providers, but most importantly to the client. Empathy and understanding of...
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Movember: Its History and Impact

Movember: Its History and Impact

  It’s November, and for many men that means one thing: time to grow a moustache! If you’re unfamiliar with this tradition and what it symbolizes, let us introduce you to a worthy and meaningful cause: Movember. Men sport moustaches in November to support and raise awareness of prostate cancer and other health-related issues, as well as encourage men to undergo regular cancer screenings. The Movember Foundation was officially founded in 2004, but Movember-related events pre-date the foundation. Movember chapters exist worldwide, including the U.S., Australia, South...
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What If Lawyers Behaved Like the U.S. Presidential Candidates at Mediations?

What If Lawyers Behaved Like the U.S. Presidential Candidates at Mediations...

  The bizarre US 2016 presidential election campaign has been difficult to turn away from for anyone who keeps an eye on the news, and after watching the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it left me wondering how uncivil civil litigation would be if lawyers behaved liked politicians in the US election. Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution that is required in lawsuits that are filed in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor and is used with great frequency in all Ontario jurisdictions, and in fact in other provinces to try to reach a mutually...
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Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016

Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016

It was great to hear that Bob Dylan was being honoured with a Nobel Prize for Literature this year. Dylan, who is now 75 years old, was the unofficial poet of the Woodstock era, and the winds of social change that swept the United States in the 1960’s. I grew up listening to his music and many of the songs still are relevant today.  One of my favourites is The Times They Are A Changin’, which was meant to reflect and champion the winds of change that epitomized that era. The final verse sums up how Dylan described how the social order was changing: The line it is drawn...