By: Samfiru Tumarkin
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In Your Corner TV – Season 1 Episode 15
*FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE…*
► 2:02 – RECENT SUCCESS STORY – A military veteran suffering from PTSD went on long-term disability. His psychologist says he is disabled and unable to work. The insurance adjuster sent him to a second assessment, where the doctor said he could return to work. The insurance company cut off his LTD claim.
► 5:51 – A caller from The Employment Hour: I’ve been denied long-term disability twice. They say I don’t have enough medical documentation. I’m still suffering from a concussion I experienced after fainting at work. I tried going back to work on modified duties but it didn’t work out. I’ve also been offered a buy-out package at work. What should I do?
► 3 Ways to Deal with an Aggressive or Bullying Disability Adjuster
• 10:19 – Ask for the manager and request a different case manage for your claim
• 12:22 – Confirm your request in writing, as well as your correspondence with the insurer
• 15:19 – Tell your doctors how the adjuster’s aggressive behaviour is impacting you, and make sure they record it in their notes
► 16:57 – email@example.com – My LTD claim was denied because my insurance adjuster said that my disability is not severe enough and I didn’t try to go back to work. Both my neurologist and dermatologist say that I can’t work but apparently that’s not good enough. I don’t know what to do.
► 22:21 – My Disability Questions – What happens if a long-term disability insurance company accesses a person’s social media account like Facebook and sees that the person was on vacation and has photos of the person enjoying a party? Can they cut the person off because of that? Denied LTD due to social media
► 25:39 – firstname.lastname@example.org – My brother had a brain tumor and was off on disability. He received short and long-term disability but after the surgery the insurance company stopped paying long-term disability benefits because their medical consultant said he should be better. His doctors say there is permanent damage and he’s unable to work. Can we do anything about this?
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 15 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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