Because the LTD appeals process can be long and drawn-out, it is strongly recommended that you file your application between four and six weeks before your benefits are needed. This means that you will most likely need to begin filing for LTD benefits while you are still receiving short-term disability benefits.
Do not give up hope if your claim for LTD benefits is initially denied or the benefits are less than you deserve. With the help of an experienced Nova Scotia disability benefits lawyer, at Valent Legal, you can appeal the initial decision and seek the benefits you are entitled to. Be aware that you need to take prompt action. You may have as little as 30 days to file an appeal.