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What is Decision-Making Capacity?

Decision making capacity refers to an individual’s ability to process the information surrounding important personal decisions.

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Should you apply for CPP-Disability if you are eligible for private long-term disability benefits?

The Canada Pension Plan disability pension (“CPP-D”) is a Government of Canada program designed to provide financial assistance to CPP contributors who are not able to work regularly because of...

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Understanding Pre-Existing Clauses in the Disability Insurance Context

People buy disability insurance, or are offered it through their employment, for protection from the financial insecurity and emotional stress that would be caused in the unfortunate happenstance of becoming unable...

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Six: Limitation Periods and Discoverability and When a Lawsuit the Appropriate Means?

This is the sixth and final installment in our series discussing recent long-term disability caselaw. Part five can be read here.

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Five: Limitation Periods and Quasi Relief from Forfeiture

This is part 5 of our series on recent long-term disability jurisprudence in Canada. You can read part four here.

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Four: Reaffirming the Jurisprudence – A Refresher on Failed Rehabilitation Plans

This is part four in our series discussing Canadian caselaw on long term disability benefits. You can read part three here.

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Three: Are Contractually Shortened Limitation Periods Reciprocal?

This is part three of our series discussing recent developments in long-term disability benefits case law. You can read part two here.

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Two: Can the Court Award a Lump Sum For Future LTD Benefits?

This is part two of our long-term disability benefits series. You can read part one here.

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LTD Benefits Claims Part One: Do IME Physicians Hired by the Insurer Owe a Duty to the Insured?

In this six-part series we will be discussing some of the major court decisions regarding long-term disability benefits from across Canada in 2020.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, often leaving victims with severe impairments such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of bowel and bladder function, or permanent neuropathic pain.

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