An Asphalt Shooting Defies Jurisdictions

On October 16, 2012, in Gatineau, Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec, by Rosalie McLachlin

Ottawa Father Shot, Then Caught in Insurance Hell After a 70-year-old hunter shot him in the foot, an Ottawa father of two finds he doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to settling a disability claim. He’s now reaching out to lawyers to recover what little he can. Earlier this year, Andrew […]

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Everyone NEADS A Little Help

On September 10, 2012, in Carleton University, Ottawa, by Rosalie McLachlin

Ottawa-based Group Supports Students with Disabilities For some, September is not a rosy, red-apple time. It’s a battle between our determination to get back to school, and the everyday challenges that impede it. Thank heavens for resources like NEADS. What is NEADS? Based out of Carleton University in Ottawa, the National Educational Association of Disabled […]

Long-Term Disability Claims: A Cross-Country Check

On May 3, 2012, in Burnaby, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Yukon, by Jason Hall

From coast to coast to coast, Canadians with long-term disabilities are finding their rights increasingly eroded, both from private insurers and government regulations. Amid a climate of restraint, it has become easier to role back hard won victories made by and for some of our most vulnerable citizens, but it’s not all bad news. Let’s […]

 

Long-Term Planning for Long-Term Disabilities

On April 12, 2012, in Canada, Ottawa, by Jason Hall

Amid the media hype and public outcry vis-à-vis the Nation’s 2012 Annual Budget, little attention is being paid to changes to its Economic Action Plan 2012, particularly RDSPs (Registered Disability Savings Plan), perhaps in part because these changes are beneficial to Canadians with long-term disabilities. In 2011, the RDSP was reviewed—consistent with intentions set forth […]

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 […]

Tax Time: Do You Know What Disability Tax Credits You Can Claim?

On March 29, 2012, in Canada, Ottawa, by Jason Hall

Do you know what disability tax credits you’re entitled to? If you’re living with a long-term disability, you may be eligible for the Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP). First introduced in 2008, the RDSP is designed to help those with disabilities and their caregivers attain long-term financial security. It’s based on the Registered Education 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 […]

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 […]

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