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Do I need to communicate with my insurance company when applying for short term or long term disability benefits? by Patricia Santucci

Yes. The insurance policy gives the insurance company the right to ask you for information. If you refuse to or fail to communicate with your insurance company, your application may not be approved and you might not receive your benefits, regardless of the severity of your disability. If you believe that the insurance company is being unreasonable in its requests and questions, you may ask a lawyer for assistance. You must answer all questions honestly. (10)

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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