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Sun Life Facing Potential LTD Benefits Class Action Lawsuit

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Sun Life) is currently facing a proposed class action lawsuit for $10 million. The case was recently filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The Sun Life class action lawsuit alleges that the company willfully miscalculated cost-of-living increases for clients receiving long-term disability benefits. The lawsuit alleges that … Continue reading “Sun Life Facing Potential LTD Benefits Class Action Lawsuit”

The Rise of Mental Health Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The world as we know it has changed. The stress and anxiety of living through a pandemic has taken a huge toll on society’s mental health. If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious mental health issue that prevents you from performing the duties of your job, you may be eligible to collect long-term disability benefits. But the process of securing those benefits may not be an easy one. Click here to read more.

Will I be Taxed on Personal Injury Damages or Disability Benefits?

If you have been injured in an accident and are set to receive a personal injury settlement or disability benefits, one of the important questions that always comes to mind is how the benefits will be taxed. Many workers have disability benefits provided through their workplaces. There are also other options to purchase disability coverage … Continue reading “Will I be Taxed on Personal Injury Damages or Disability Benefits?”

Will Accepting EI or Disability Benefits Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

If you suffer a catastrophic injury in a motor vehicle accident, you may be legally disabled and therefore unable to return to work. Aside from any benefits you recover under your auto insurance policy, or from the negligent driver in a personal injury lawsuit, you may also qualify for other benefits, such as long-term disability … Continue reading “Will Accepting EI or Disability Benefits Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?”

Recent Case Examines When an Employee’s Disability Frustrates an Employment Contract

Can you be fired while on disability in Ontario? We explored that question in an article earlier this year. As we explained then, the answer to that question is that it depends—mostly on the reason you were fired. Because Ontario’s Human Rights Code (HRC) requires employers to accommodate workers’ disabilities to the point of undue … Continue reading “Recent Case Examines When an Employee’s Disability Frustrates an Employment Contract”

How Much Can I Receive on Disability in Ontario?

In 2012, more than 1.6 million Ontarians over 15 years old reported having a disability. That figure represented 15.4% of Ontario’s over-15 population at that time. Disabilities often prevent a person from gainful employment, making it impossible for that person to support him- or herself. Fortunately, a disabled worker may be able to rely on … Continue reading “How Much Can I Receive on Disability in Ontario?”

 
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