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Can I still do volunteer work and qualify for LTD? by Patricia Santucci

Yes, you can do unpaid volunteer work and qualify for LTD benefits. However, you must be careful that doing so does not provide evidence that you are not actually “disabled” as defined in your insurance policy. It is also important to tell the truth if asked about your volunteer work, whether in a statement, at an Examination for Discovery or at a medical appointment, as it will affect your credibility if your insurance company finds out that you are volunteering your time, but not disclosing it to them. If your insurance company cuts you off LTD benefits due to your volunteer work, contact Santucci Personal Injury Law to help you get your benefits reinstated. (46)

About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website