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Canada: Woman With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Denied Disability Benefits

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sly Saint, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    In Chicago Evening Post:

    "TORONTO, ON, CANADA – 06-05-2018 (Press Release Jet) — Like many people, Faith always assumed if she fell ill she would be covered by her group benefits insurance company if there ever came a time when she wasn’t able to work. Unfortunately for this 40 year old from Mississauga, she was given a rude awakening when her claim was denied while she was suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."

    http://chicagoeveningpost.com/2018/...-fatigue-syndrome-denied-disability-benefits/
     
  2. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    No surprise here :emoji_face_palm:
    I hope she knows that her insurance company will have someone following her around the rest of her life and will cancel her benefits if she leaves the house more often then they want or walks a longer distance then she "should"
     
  3. BruceInOz

    BruceInOz Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That read like an advertisement for a law firm.
     
  4. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The law firm wrote the press release!
     
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The daily newspaper known as "The Chicago Evening Post" ceased publication... in 1932.

    The online entity by the same name showed up less than a year ago. The Wikipedia article on it is somewhat amusing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Evening_Post
     
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  6. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    How do you know?

    Weird o_O
     
  7. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I ran into a "news" website that looked like this once before while following a link to an ME story. It looked very "synthetic" and had a page of "reporters" photographs that made me suspicious of whether those really were their "reporters" or were just some "stock" photos. It seemed like just an attempt to place sponsored stories and to fool people into believing that there actually was some kind of reporting staff.

    Conceivably, the whole thing may be being auto-generated by a computer program which might be running who knows how many of these "news" websites - all happily being linked to by the internet's search engines.

    If you go to the Chicago Evening Post's website now, the images on the reporters' page are all just generic silhouettes.
     
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  8. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I just went to the press release link and this popped up:
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    ah well, never mind I'm sure there is someone with ME/CFS in Canada who has had the same experience as 'Faith from Mississauga'.
     
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  9. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There are thousands of people in Canada with the same experience, sadly !
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It mentions it someplace -- bottom of the page maybe? I know I saw it. :)
     
  11. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes - the disability law firm mentioned in the article seems real enough and is located in Toronto. https://www.sharelawyers.com/
     
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  12. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    They are listed as a Media contact :eek:
    Reminds me very much of ambulance chasers...
     
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