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Managing Pressure & Denied Disability Benefits

Managing Pressure & Denied Disability Benefits

Mark grew up in Cambridge, Ontario, and spent his entire life there. He loved being close to family and friends. He had a great community and a nice life. He had a stable job as an Assembly-Plant Quality Monitor, and his supervisors appreciated his hard work. He was well-liked amongst his colleagues.  Throughout his 20s and 30s, Mark experienced acute bouts of depression. Now, at age 53, it had been years since he’d had an episode and he generally felt stable and secure in his mental health. However, over the last few months, he had been more lethargic than usual....
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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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[VIDEO] Invisible Disabilities & Insurance Claims: What You Need To Know

[VIDEO] Invisible Disabilities & Insurance Claims: What You Need To Kn...

When it comes to filing a claim for disability benefits, some ailments are easier to prove than others. Invisible disabilities, for example, are notoriously difficult to demonstrate which can make proving the necessity of benefits that much harder. So just what constitutes an invisible disability? And what do you need to know to successfully apply for disability benefits when you have one?  “The reason they refer to them as an invisible disability,” says Associate Lawyer Allison Gilmour, “is because it’s something that doesn’t necessarily show up on a medical test....
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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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Denied Disability Due to Change of Definition

Denied Disability Due to Change of Definition

As a 34-year old Collections Specialist in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Evan spent most of his day on the phone with people in tight financial circumstances. That made for a lot of awkward calls. In most cases, he could hear the anxiety in people’s voices as they tried to figure out how they were going to find the money to pay their bills, but he was good at navigating those conversations to find a solution that was agreeable to everyone. Of course, the regular talks with financially strained account holders still took a toll. Some of their stress inevitably carried over...