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Always apply for CPP disability benefits.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Articles, Articles - Disability and Critical Illness | 0 comments

Always apply for CPP disability benefits.

If you have been receiving long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits for over a year your insurance company will likely require you to apply for Canada Pension Plan (“CPP”) disability benefits. This seems like a no-brainer at first, until you realize that if you win CPP disability your insurance company basically gets to keep all the money. You will have to give the insurance company the retroactive payment you get from the CPP, your overall monthly income may go down slightly. and, you might get an unexpected...

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Long Term Disability Insurance – common questions.

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

Long Term Disability Insurance – common questions.

Q.What is long-term disability insurance? A. Long-term disability (LTD) insurance is designed to provide replacement income should you become disabled from work. Often, LTD coverage is bundled together with short-term disability coverage (which may cover, for example, only the first six months of disability) under a group insurance plan provided through your employer. If you have a private life or accident and sickness policy, you may have LTD coverage as well. Q. What types of disability are covered? A. Coverage varies from policy to policy,...

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What to do if you have a disability claim.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Articles, Articles - Disability 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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