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I have been on disability since March 2020. I was told I have depression, anxiety and PTSD. My doctor has kept me off of work and the insurance company says payments are not being made until I go to an ime (which I have no problem doing at all) I am really anxious because I am worried they will cut me off completely and I really am trying to get better. I never in a million years expected to feel this way and my job was my life. It is the hardest thing besides almost losing my son that I have ever had to deal with. I am still dealing with a chronic illness with him as he had a transplant in October and is having grand mal seizures and has memory loss they are trying to figure out why. I relive so much of what happened because it all stated with a different strain of Coronavirus and everytime o see someone on TV in ICU or hear about it I break down. I’m just scared to be honest and worried that the insurance company won’t support me.
I went on short term disability due to Racial trauma that occurred at my workplace; I was on salary continuance from Jan.15th 2020 till oct. 22nd 2020. During my time away from work I became pregnant and Sunlife instructed my employer to stop my salary continuance and that I will transition to EI maternity benefits. Now fast forward to early this year I have been receiving request from the insurance company to apply for long term disability as my pregnancy was unrelated to my disability. I went back and forth with Sunlife as they kept making erroneous statements ( putting a deadline to apply when this was never mentioned when I was on STD) . Finally after several emails between myself and two claim officers they now finally confirm that my short term salary continuance was in fact approved to Jan.16th, 2021 and the date of a deadline was an error on their part. My argument to them is that I am stilled owed the remaining balance from oct. 22 , 2020 to Jan. 16, 2021. They said that I would have to contact my employer in regards to the remaining balance and if I decide to apply for LTD and it’s approved it would be retroactive from Jan.16th 2021. My question is: why is the onus on me to contact my employer, when it was Sunlife who gave my employer direction to stop my salary continuance in the first place. It is very upsetting to me that Sunlife is asking me to do this when they know my employer is the case of my disability and having me contact them causes great anxiety. Furthermore, if I apply for LTD how is this going to affected my maternity/parental leave benefits. I do not want to have an issue with EI. I do not understand why I cannot apply for LTD after my maternity/parental leave ends. Please advise, as I am getting very frustrated with Sunlife. At this point I’m ready to just hand in my resignation.
I have been on long term disability for over 3 years do to anxiety and depression from work (R.N). During my time off of work both my children developed chronic illnesses time that required extensive medical and surgical interventions and exacerbated my anxiety and depression even further. My children’s condition is somewhat under control and my anxiety has improved. However, I am still very anxious to be going back to work because my employer let go of my original position. I have no current job to go back to at the moment. My employer is supposed to be finding me a new position so that is giving me even more anxiety because I am going back into a completely new job. I have been cleared to go back to a gradual back to work program by my doctor, and now my insurance provider has now cut me off( last payment was end of May). I was told from the beginning of my disability claim that my insurance provider would support me during the time when I would be ready to do a gradual back to work program. Now, they are telling me they don’t need to support me anymore because I have been given the okay to return to work by my doctor. I told them that I have been given the okay to go back to a gradual work program. They told me it’s not there problem anymore. Now I am in a bad spot. No job and no insurance and now my anxiety is through the roof! Can they just cut me off like that?
i have been working for a company 25 years. 2017 diagnosed with breast cancer and have been on long term disability since. 2 months ago they sold portion of online business for huge profit and gave all employees a bonus based on years of service more than 10 years 5k . I asked about this and they said to be eligible i had to be working since 2019 on payroll. this was not a performance bonus. Can I sue for this bonus since i am still employee and been their when this business they sold was launched.
I have been at my job for almost 20 years. Things are changing rapidly and I have been accused of making mistakes and slow turnaround time. I have Diabetes, arthritis, depression and high blood pressure. Can I go on LTD, or will I have a fight on my hands? I really do not enjoy being there any more.