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What if my doctors can’t give me a diagnosis for my disability? by Patricia Santucci

“Generally speaking, most disability insurance policies do not require that a diagnosis be given before a person is found to be “totally disabled.” What is considered are the person’s restrictions and limitations that prevent him or her from working in his or her own occupation or any occupation. A person can have restrictions and limitations without having a clear diagnosis.” (12)

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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

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