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When you are on long-term disability and your employer is still paying for benefits. I know I will be unable to return to this job if I was to say I don’t need their benefits with my long-term disability payments stop as well?
I have been on long term disability for a few years, I’m still receiving pay, rehabilitation services, which have just been stopped and I was told i would receive a call from someone to apply for CPP. In the meantime the insurance company has sent a letter stating that they want me to see another Psychiatrist, that a nurse will be calling me, and stated that they were aware my doctor advised them(prior to this letter) she didn’t feel it necessary because i had just seen one less than a year ago. 1. Do I need to comply? can they overrule my doctors advice? 2. Insurance company knows that through all my treatments it is unlikely I will return to my old workplace. I know I will be unable to return, what is the best way or best time to inform my employer? Do I have to inform them? Can the Insurance company? Or do I have to stay technically employed or have another job to keep receiving benefits?
I worked as a crime reporter for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, owned by Postmedia, starting in January 2000. I have been on long-term disability for PTSD and intractable Major Depressive Disorder since 2004. I had a good benefits package with Manulife when I went on LTD in 2004. But suddenly in 2017, my employer, the Ottawa Citizen, announced that my benefits had been gutted and moved to a new company, Great West Life. I was very ill at the time and it wasn't until recently that I became aware that what they did may have been illegal. It is my understanding that once someone goes on long-term disability, their benefits cannot be changed. Yet after 14 years on LTD with Manulife, the Ottawa Citizen suddenly gave me a new, much worse package with Great West Life that has ended up costing me a lot of money. I have been left unable to pay for the dental coverage I need among other things. My questions: Can an employer switch the benefits package for an employee who's been on long-term disability with the same company for 14 years? And is there anything I can do about it? Please let me know. I look forward to your response.
I have been working for this company for 9 years . I am a custodian, my manager accused me of taking something out of one of the buildings I clean. Also she never asked me any questions about what happened. I did not feel I had anyone on my side. My doctor put me on stress leave . I am ready to go back to work now , but my doctor said the company should move me to a lighter job , and not to work with chemicals. Now H,R, is saying I can't return to work Because of doctors letter . I said I would go back and use different cleaners. Can H,R, say I can't go back to work.
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