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What to do if you have a disability claim.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Articles, Articles - Disability, Life and Critical Illness | 0 comments

What to do if you have a disability claim.

Disability insurance policies are ‘peace of mind’ contracts that pay you a portion of your lost income if you become “disabled” from working as a result of illness or injury. These can be individual/private plans or policies (paid for privately by the person wishing to be insured) or group plans or policies (paid as part of your employment package). The contract or policy will set out the definition of disability. Contractual definitions are always open to interpretation. Generally you will qualify for benefits if you are not able to do all,...

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Should I retain a long-term disability lawyer?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Articles, Articles - Disability, Life and Critical Illness | 0 comments

Should I retain a long-term disability lawyer?

If you’ve been injured or become ill and can’t work, and your long-term disability (LTD) insurance company denies you benefits, it’s in your best interests to get a lawyer. Unlike a disability claim with the Canadian government (CPP disability), long-term disability insurance companies are not impartial. Long-term disability insurers have a vested interest in the outcome of LTD claims, because the more disability claims they approve and pay out, the less financially healthy their bottom line is. And the fewer long-term...

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Do I have an ICBC claim?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Articles, Articles - ICBC | 0 comments

Do I have an ICBC claim?

Many people wonder: “Do I have an ICBC claim?” In many cases, these people actually do have an ICBC claim. What is surprising is how often ICBC tells people that they do not have a claim when they actually do (or at least that is what the potential claimant hears). Unfortunately, too many people take ICBC at their word or do not understand what is being communicated. Sometimes, it’s not that ICBC has actually said that you do not have a claim it’s that they have told you they will not pay you anything for your claim, or do not believe you...

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