How Provincial Budgets Affect Those with Long-term Disabilities

On April 15, 2012, in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, by Jason Hall

The last few blog posts have focused on how the Federal 2012 Budget affect those with long-term disabilities. This post takes you on a quick tour of changes to legislation of provincial budgets. Starting in the West… In Victoria, the British Columbia 2012 Provincial Budget offers social services to provide $294 million over three years […]

Disabilities And The Federal Budget

On April 5, 2012, in Burnaby, Canada, New Westminster, Ottawa, Winnipeg, by Jason Hall

Seen through aging eyes, Jim Flaherty’s budget speech, (delivered Thursday in the House of Commons), raises a number of alarm bells. While it seems fairly favourable to those with long-term disabilities, (his Economic Action Plan 2012 makes the claim that “the federal government is following through on its commitment to review the Registered Disability Savings […]

Disability Claims: A Story of Two Women

On March 4, 2012, in Canada, Ottawa, Vancouver, by Rosalie McLachlin

Canadian women with disabilities are having trouble getting the respect they deserve. Increasingly, when workplace insurance is most needed, it’s denied. Here’s a story of what two Canadian women experienced when they found themselves with long-term disabilities. Fighting for Canada’s Female Soldiers The recent death of Captain Nichola Goddard serving in Afghanistan underlines that along […]

What To Do If Your Work-Related Disability Claim Is Denied

On February 29, 2012, in Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Vancouver, by Jason Hall

Chronic stress in the workplace cause is being blamed for increased disability claims in Canada, but as with many mental health issues, its harder to make a case for a disability claim. According to a survey Towers Watson, “Despite growing awareness and action, mental health conditions continue to be the most common reason for disability […]

Tax Credits for People with Long-Term Disabilities

On February 27, 2012, in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, by Jason Hall

On Monday, February 20, Don Davies, NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway held a sold-out seminar on disability tax credit. It seems there is enough interest in this riding on long-term disability tax credits to pack the Trout Lake Community Centre on a rainy Monday night. As the promotional materials put it, “In our community, thousands of […]

Veterans Drummed Out Of Their Disability Claims

On February 21, 2012, in British Columbia, Canada, Ottawa, Surrey, Winnipeg, by Rosalie McLachlin

With National Defence stating that 2,000 soldiers were injured in the last ten years in Afghanistan, why is it that Canadian veterans are being drummed out of their entitlement to benefits—without even knowing why? A recent CBC interview reveals that the Government doesn’t do a good enough job explaining to the country’s 200,000 veterans why […]

Disability Claim Denied – a bitter pill to swallow

On February 7, 2012, in British Columbia, Canada, Ontario, Quebec, by Jason Hall

A recent study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that one in ten Canadians are not filling prescription drugs, because they can’t afford them. Many Canadians mistakenly assume that universal medicare will cover all their medical expenses, and are shocked when they discover the costs for their prescription drugs. The result for many: they […]

Disability Denied for Carpenter Brings Tragedy

On January 28, 2012, in Vancouver, by Rosalie McLachlin

Last week’s disheartening news of the North Shore carpenter, who died in a fire after being denied disability coverage from the Provincial Government, points to the need for individuals to have good legal representation. Mr. Lalonde, a 53-year-old carpenter who worked in the Vancouver area for years, was known by the community as loyal, accomplished, […]

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