Woman Denied Benefits Because of Facebook Photos

A woman in Quebec on long-term disability is fighting to have her benefits reinstated after her employer’s insurance company cut them because of photos posted on Facebook.

29 year-old Nathalie Blanchard has been on leave from her job at IBM for the last year and a half after being diagnosed with major depression. She had been receiving monthly benefits from Manulife Insurance. The payments stopped in the fall.

After contacting the insurance company her insurance agents described several pictures Blanchard had posted on the social networking  site Facebook. The photos included one of the woman at a Chippendales bar show, a birthday party and on a beach. Manulife says the photos are evidence that Blanchard is no longer depressed.

Blanchard says that she was just following her doctor’s advice and trying to have fun.

“In the moment I’m happy, but before and after I have the same problems” she said.

If you or a loved one has been denied the benefits they deserve, please contact a Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633.