APS - doctor's time to complete?

Hi all (new member!),

I am in the process of applying for LTD through my employer’s plan via Manulife. I have submitted the APS Form to my doctor and I’m still waiting to receive it back. It has been about 6 weeks so far. I have tried calling the clinic only to be told that the doctor has it and they can’t do much else…so that I have to wait essentially. I need to submit it to Manulife asap as I was given a due date by which to return it.

Does anyone have any templates they’ve used to reiterate the doctor’s responsibility in having this form completed? What is reasonable amount of time to be waiting? I’m running out of options and feeling a little frustrated knowing I could be denied just because of the doctor’s delay.

Thanks everyone!

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In Manitoba I know it is up to 60 days. I would book an appointment just to have the forms completed.

Welcome to the forum.

I would contact my provincial MPP or MLA and have her/him write a letter to your doctor. I have the same issues with my doctors.

I always book an appointment with my doctor so we sit and complete the forms together. Otherwise he never does anything without me pushing him. You can tell his receptionist to book a 30-minute appointment so you can discuss the forms with your doctor.

I fill out everything on the forms that I know, and mark things my doctor needs to complete with post-it notes. Then I book an appointment to complete the forms with my doctor.

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I agree with those who say book an appointment for the purpose of the form. Try to avoid warning letters or filing complaints against your doctor.

David Brannen

Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal

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