By: Samfiru Tumarkin
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In Your Corner TV – Season 1 Episode 6
FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE…
► 1:45 – RECENT SUCCESS STORY – A woman suffering from PTSD was denied long-term disability. She sought advice from a disability lawyer, who helped her file an appeal with the insurance company. She was charged $9,000 by the lawyer, and the appeal went nowhere. Should I appeal a long-term disability claim denial? Sivan explains why appeals are never the best option.
► 5:45 -A caller from The Employment Hour: I’m on disability due to medical reasons, but my insurer is insisting I return to work. I’m scheduled for surgery, but the insurance company is trying to get me back to work before that. I’m struggling to do everything they’re asking me to do.
► Top 3 Things Disabled Individuals Should NEVER Ask Their Doctors To Do
• 11:45 – Never ask your doctor to write a report containing inaccurate or false information
• 12:57 – Never ask your doctor to minimize or downplay your disability
• 15:01 – Never ask your doctor to write that you are ready to go back to work if that is not the absolute truth
► 20:54 – MyDisabilityQuestions.com: My friend has been on long term disability for over 2 years after being sexually harassed by her boss. Her insurance adjuster was understanding and she was great to deal with, but her new new male adjuster says that she should not have been approved in the first place because this is a work issue exclusively. Can they just change their mind?
► 26:16 – firstname.lastname@example.org – What happens if a person is disabled due to several illnesses but one of them is pre-existing. Can the insurance company deny the claim just because one of the causes is a pre-existing condition?
In Your Corner: Disability and Injury Law with Disability Lawyer Sivan Tumarkin and co-host John Scholes. Discover your rights in Ontario and British Columbia on Season 1 Episode 6 of the only long term disability law show on TV in Canada.
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Sundays @ 8:30am ET on Global Ontario
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