Did you know that one in five Canadians above the age of fifteen has one or more disabilities? That accounts for over six million Canadians! Now you are well within your rights to apply for disability benefits as a citizen; however, you do have to prove your disability first. This article addresses the various questions you may have about the application process, qualifications for disability and disability lawyers in Calgary. Let's get straight to it!
1. Am I Eligible for Disability Benefits?
When you're applying for disability, there are several plans available to you. This means your first task is to identify the plan designed to address your specific needs. This includes: • Sick pay from your workplace • Employment insurance • Short term disability benefits • Long term disability benefits • The Canada Pension Plan Disability • Disability Tax Credits • Workers Compensation Benefits • Veterans Affairs Canada Disability Benefits • Provincial Disability Benefits You may also be entitled to disability benefits from multiple plans, depending on your circumstances. You need a medical professional to stand by your disability.
2. How Long Will It Take to Get My Disability Benefits?
Eligible disabilities can expect a decision within four months from the time of application. However, if your case is particularly severe, you might get a decision within a month. In the event that you receive a rejection, you can appeal your decision. It generally takes between eighteen to twenty-four months for your case to get resolved; however, this may vary depending on your specific circumstances. While the majority of these types of cases do not go to court, it can be a possibility for some. A lot of these cases can be settled through formal negotiations, where your disability lawyer will represent you.
3. When Are LTD Benefits Denied?
Your application for benefits might be denied if your symptoms aren't proven properly or supported by the right medical evidence. Additionally, sometimes your condition may not be considered serious enough to warrant disability benefits. A lawyer can help support your claim with the right documentation, ensuring that you present a claim that meets every requirement prescribed by law. A lawyer will also represent you in court if necessary.
Talk to a Qualified Lawyer Today
Did you get denied for your disability application? Don't worry; there is help available to you. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced lawyers at Stephens Holmans Devraj and get personalized legal assistance with your case. Our experienced disability lawyers in Alberta are ready to answer all your questions and ensure that you get the benefits you deserve. You only pay our legal fees when you collect your benefits! Get in touch with us today, and let's get this process started.