Is Your Favourite Summer Sport Covered?

On July 5, 2012, in Canada, by Jason Hall

For most Canadians, the thought of a perfect summer holiday is a cabin by a lake in the woods, the loons calling, a steak on the barbie, and a cold one in hand. For others (perhaps yourself), summer is a great time to indulge in some adrenaline pumping sport, such as high-altitude hiking, base jumping, or heli-skiing […]

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How Safe Are Your Government Disability Benefits?

On May 17, 2012, in Canada, by Rosalie McLachlin

IFA Magazine just reported that the federal government is raising the eligibility level for disability benefits. James Farmer describes that the government is reducing state support and benefits. In his article he quotes Paul Avis of Canada Life Group Insurance, “Disability living allowance is only one component of support that is available from the State, […]

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 […]

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 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, […]