Did you recently develop cancer?
No one is safe from cancer. When a person suffers from cancer, they are not alone. Both the affected person and their family deal with the physical, financial and emotional challenges.
Long Term Disability Arising from Cancer
When diagnosed with cancer, a person’s ability to perform daily tasks and workplace responsibilities significantly decreases. It affects their physical and mental capabilities to function properly. The type and intensity of cancer determines the treatment and prognosis.
Canadians with long term disability coverage may be eligible to receive income replacement benefits for cancer. In many cases, short term disability benefits can cover medical treatment such as radiation and chemotherapy and the time off from work when undergoing them. It is typically available for the first 120 days. After this, one can apply for long term disability benefits by submitting all medical records, test reports, and doctor’s diagnosis.
Cancer – What is it?
The American Cancer Society defines Cancer to be a disease that can cause any symptom within a person. The signs of the disease are dependent upon the progress of the disease, location of cancer cells and the extent of the intensity of the disease. When the cancer spreads, the symptoms also spread to other parts of the body.
The symptoms of cancer vary significantly across different forms of the disease. They also affect the bodily functions, behavior and thinking capacity of an individual. Some of the symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Rapid weight loss
- Acute body pain and fatigue
- Skin diseases
- Irregular bowel movement
- Mouth or skin sores that do not heal
- Bleeding or unusual discharge
- Lump in any part of the body
In many situations, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation also lead to energy-sapping side effects. These treatments end up adversely affecting the ability of a person to work.
How We Can Help
If you have been wrongly denied long term disability benefits, contact us today. At Nanda Associates & Lawyers, you will be supported by an experienced disability claims lawyer.
Being denied the benefits can be very upsetting. In such a circumstance, it is vital to take charge and understand your options. We will make sure to present extensive legal and documentary evidence to strengthen your case so that total disability can be established to get favorable results.
We will ensure that you are comfortable in interacting with our caring team who speak more than 15 languages including but not limited to English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Bengali.