disability in canada?

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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone in Canada has got a long-term disability for UC? Is it possible? because it seems impossible to keep a job while struggling to keep everything under control!
My skin problems are starting again - it seems I cannot eat half of the things people normally eat because of the UC, and the other half - because of intolerances? Is it possible to get such bad skin rashes (soooo itchy) as a result of food intolerance/allergy?(I know there's difference, but knowing that doesn't help)
Take care, everyone..
hoping the pain will go away.........

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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
You may be able to get CPP as long as you've worked long enough to have paid into it, your doc would have to fill out a booklet of forms (that's the process) or you could also see if your current employment benefits has long/short term disability as well. Good luck.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 5/5/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I can get LTD from work, but only after having been off for 4 months. In the interim you can file a medical claim from EI if you've exhausted your sick leave from work (or if you don't get paid sick leave). I think it depends on what your employer offers.
39 year old woman
Diagnosed October 2008

location: Vancouver, BC

Current meds: 40 mg Prednisone, 50 mg Imuran, low-dose antibiotics (Cipro). First Remicade infusion April 6/09.

Failed meds: Asacol, Pentasa

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   Posted 5/5/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks a lot, guys.
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