If you are a military personnel or veteran and have been denied your short term disability or long term disability benefits, we can help.
Your disability benefits were supposed to be there for you in your time of need. You are unable to work and were relying on your insurance company to be there to financially support you, but they denied your claim. This is not right, but don’t worry, Share is there. We have won over 7,500 cases against insurance companies like yours and been able to help many military personnel and veterans get the benefits they deserve. Your insurance company has a presence throughout Canada, so it would only make sense to hire a disability law firm that has a national presence too. They know who we are and know that we won’t back down
Military disabilities affect those who have given a tremendous sacrifice for their country. While fighting for our freedom, they suffered injuries that can be costly and timely to treat. Whether you are still active in the military or are a retired veteran, your injuries, whether physical or mental health related (including PTSD) can make it difficult to adjust to normal routines, social interactions, or responsibilities.
Service Income Security Plan (SISIP) is a group long term disability benefit plan for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel. Manulife Financial is the insurance company providing these benefits. It provides long term disability benefits for CAF personnel, whether they are released for medical reasons or leave the service voluntarily.
Click here for a link to the government website that provides additional information regarding the program.
Has Your SISIP Long Term Disability Claim Been Denied?
If you are unable to work and your claim has been denied by SISIP for Long term disability benefits, Share Lawyers has experience dealing with these types of disability claims and the unique provisions that apply specifically to claims involving members of the Canadian Armed Forces. We are a law firm for PTSD disability claims and can help you get the disability benefits you are entitled to even if SISIP/Manulife refuses to pay.
Military and Disability Claims at The Change of Definition
Once you have been on long term disability for 2 years, your insurance company is going to investigate a change in the definition of what it means to be disabled. This is a time where many Canadian Armed Forces members are denied their LTD Benefits with their insurance company telling them to go to Veteran Affairs to seek any further disability benefit payout. While SISIP may be trying to divert responsibility to another group, there is still an obligation on their end to provide long term disability benefits to those who are still in need of such a benefit. Whether you are dealing with PTSD or a long term injury, we suggest that you speak with one of our long term disability lawyers to understand the options that exist and to see how we can help you get your disability benefits. If your claim has been denied, contact Share Lawyers immediately.
Rules regarding eligibility depend on a number of factors, but primarily on the status of the particular Canadian Armed Forces member. CAF members in the Regular Force, Reserve Force or Class C service and Primary Reserve Force or Class A and B Service are eligible for SISIP LTD coverage.
Regular Force Members
- Covered if joined CAF before April 1, 1982 and applied for LTD coverage
- Covered if they joined CAF after April 1, 1982 automatically
Reserve Force Members
- Covered if members of Primary Reserve on Class A or B service of 180 days or less
- Covered if members of Primary Reserve on Class B service of more than 180 days, or on Class C service
How Much Are My Long Term Disability Benefits?
In general, for Canadian Armed Forces members, the long term disability benefit is 75% of salary, however calculation rules may differ depending on class of service, as some optional coverage is available for reserve members.
How we can support you
After receiving a denial, you might not know where to turn next. You may feel hopeless in this moment, but rest assured you are not alone. When you call Share Lawyers, you will speak with someone who knows what you are going through and can offer you the best possible advice at no cost to you.
Why you should contact us:
- It’s free to talk to us
- We specialize in disability claims for military personnel and veterans and can go through your options
- We provide a free consultation with one of our disability lawyers to see how we can help you get your disability benefits
- We can answer all your questions
- We have helped many military personnel and veterans get their disability benefits
Let us take on the stress
At Share Lawyers, we know how difficult a disability can be for both you and your family. When your time and energy should be spent on your health, the last thing you need is to fight for your disability benefits on your own. When you get the help of Share Lawyers, you get a team of long term disability lawyers who understand the system from the point of view of military personnel and veterans and can successfully fight for your disability benefits. We will deal with your insurance company so that you can focus on your health.
Why hire Share Lawyers?
We won’t rest until we have achieved the best results for you. That is why we work on a contingency basis and that there are no upfront costs and no fees unless you win. If your short term disability or long term disability benefits have been denied, Share is there. We won’t turn our back on you like your insurance company did. We will be there for you every step of the way, using our over 35 years of experience to win you the benefits you deserve.
Our Disability Law firm - What you can expect
Unmatched experience in Disability Law
No other law firm in Canada has worked exclusively in disability law as long as us
We have been fighting against insurance companies for over 35 years and have won over 7,500 cases on behalf of our clients. Our unmatched knowledge in disability law and our decades of experience guarantee military personnel and veterans the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. If you have been denied your long term disability benefits and you want to pursue your case with the help of Share Lawyers, the sooner you involve us the better: timeliness and details will be very important in winning your case.
Team of disability claim lawyers to support you
You get 3 disability lawyers who are there for you and ready to fight your insurance company
After you hire us, you will be assigned a team of three experienced disability lawyers to fight against your insurance company. Everyone that you speak to, from your client service lawyer to your litigation lawyers, will treat you with compassion, and honesty. Share is there to support you through this process.
Contacting us is always easy and can be done completely from home
We use the newest technology to help us accommodate our clients and their needs. In many cases you will never need to leave your home. No matter where you are, you will easily be able to communicate with our team of disability lawyers. We are a phone call, text, or email away and make sure to get back to you in a very timely manner. Want to talk to someone face to face? With video conferencing, we make it possible without leaving the comfort of your own home.
An exclusive service to support you during your case and after you’ve won
When you work with Share Lawyers you will also get guidance and tools to help you along the way. You will become a member of a privileged group of clients that have access to our Hub, called Life reBUILDER™, exclusively from Share Lawyers. It offers six unique services for military personnel and veterans to help rebuild your life and get you back on track, beginning with the expertise of a full legal team all working for you.