Applying for LTD from another province


#1

I am receiving STD for mental illness. Can I apply for LTD from another province?


#2

You mean if you move?
It’ll make return-to-work harder but sure you can.
If you’re diagnosis is such that a return to any work is unlikely then you would probably get it.
Have you considered getting CPP-D first, that would probably help.
I would consider waiting to move until after you get CPP-D/LTD.
Just my opinions and I’m not a lawyer.


#3

No, to go to another province to be around supportive family. Could a doctor there sign off forms and anything else required for LTD?


#4

Sure they could but should they.
I would think your regular doctor would be familiar with your situation.
If it’s not the doctor that filled out the STD forms then I would like it would not be preferable.
Is there any chance you could go back to the same doctor to get the LTD forms filled out?
What does the doctor that filled out your STD forms think?
You should probably talk to the Resolute lawyers:
Free Consultation Request — Resolute Legal
It is free.
Good luck.


#5

Changing doctors in this situation is almost always a bad idea. I my experience, new doctors will not want to get involved. However, if you can find a new doctor who will review your previous files and provide information to insurer then in theory there is no problem with what you are proposing. just usually does not work out in my experience.


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