every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters
the next fob era is looking promising though: petes hair is white, joes is purple and they’ve already angered loads of racist christians
This is something I have not been talking about on my blog very much because it’s been so detrimental to my mental health for such a long time that I am only now ready to speak up.
My private and confidential medical records were released without my consent which lead to my short term disability appeal being denied due to ‘issues by bisexuality’. I am now in debt to Canada Post for the amount of $8990.
I have included a more detailed explanation of what happened in the read more link below.
I am in the process of hiring a lawyer to help me combat the ableist, homophobic, and irresponsible mistreatment of myself and my case. I can not do this without your help.
If you want to donate but don’t have a credit card, you can donate to my paypal in the sidebar on my blog and I will add your name and donation amount to the GoFundMe page as an offline donation.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, or reblogged this post. I am so, so, so thankful.
This is literally such bullshit…
1. You left out this little tidbit on ur blog, but on the gofundme page you say that the lawyer’s consultation fee is ONLY $211 dollars while the retainer fee “MIGHT BE” in the thousands. For those who don’t know, a retainer fee is the amount of money you pay to keep the lawyer working on your case IF he or she decides it’s a worthwhile and can be won. How is a retainer fee even in the question when they haven’t even accepted your case and HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN YOU (“I am meeting with a lawyer on Tuesday, September 2nd, for a consultation that I am paying out of my own pocket…”)? You don’t need $2000 for a consultation. If they don’t think it’s worth their time, you would have received $1788.13 for sitting on your chunky dunk ass… dont even think about changing anything in your read more because i have it all screencapped and so do many others.
Heres the Gofundme screencap:
"the retainer fee is EXPECTED to be in the thousands”
2. “Little did I know, the doctor who gave the insurance company my medical record (about prescriptions and continued support for medical leave) had also given them my confidential mental health worker’s notes.
Every patient is Canada is entitled to sign a PIPEDA (provincial law) document and/or a HIPA (federal law) document before seeing a physician. These documents are basically the Canadian version of HIPAA and it covers the doctors ass from being sued. PSYCHIATRIST NOTES ARE USED TO MAKE THE DIAGNOSIS OF A MENTAL ILLNESS! NOTHING ELSE! THATS THE “PROOF” YOU NEEDED FOR YOUR CLAIM! The insurance needed that info and are allowed to use the notes from your psychiatrist to validate your mental health claim. You gave them permission. It was not out of their jurisdiction.
3. You say your boss randomly called the police on you for no reason to see if you were “healthy”. In order to make a short-term disability claim, you need to first inform your boss about your illness/claim i.e. mental health issues/previous suicidal thoughts. Why wouldn’t she call the police after you were telling her these crazy things? It wasn’t random chance that she did that. Your boss had reason to believe you were in danger. She also needed to cover her ass. If she didn’t do anything after you disclosed that information to her SHE could be sued if you killed yourself. Your mother was contacted because she was on your emergency contact list, once again that was not a violation of privacy since you signed the document. How else would she have gotten her number?
In addition, you know police don’t break down doors unless there is no answer. You didn’t answer your mother or the police so your door was broken down. This makes perfect sense since they had reason to believe you were in danger.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR THE BASIS OF YOUR UNWARRANTED DONATIONS
4. You say that your appeal was denied “due to the fact that [you] [were] not straight” giving reference to how the report wrongly states that you have “issues by bisexuality" even though you included that (your struggling with your sexual identity/bisexuality) in your appeal
“A month later I received a letter in the mail saying my appeal had been denied on the basis that there was not sufficient medical records to show I was experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and struggling with my sexual identity.”
YOU INCLUDED “STRUGGLING WITH [YOUR] SEXUAL IDENTITY” IN YOUR APPEAL THAT YOU MADE YOURSELF AND THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE RIGHTFULLY REFERRING TO. YOU STATED THAT YOUR BISEXUALITY AND COMING TO TERMS WITH IT WAS CAUSING YOUR ISSUES! NOT THE PERSON WRITING THE REPORT! THEY ARE NOT BEING HOMOPHOBIC IN ANY DEGREE! YOU ARE BLAMING SOMEBODY FOR REPEATING VERBATIM WHAT YOU TOLD THEM REGARDING YOUR “PROBLEMS”. YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR OWN WORDS IN SOMEBODY ELSES MOUTH.
You say that “the report includes no less than 7 completely irrelevant references to my sexuality and frames them as an excuse to invalidate the very real and dangerous mental health issues I have struggled with for the past year. Keep in mind that all of this information was collected illegally without my consent.”
It was completely legal.
They don’t need your “consent” when you yourself wrote YOUR OWN APPEAL to provide evidence for your short-term disability case. Maybe somebody should sue you for defamation.
this gofundme scheme isn’t based on your “struggles”, youre just playing oppressed for being a bisexual white male in Canada and are willing to reach to the stars to slander people for money.
im sorry to the people that have donated to this bullshit cause but maybe if you complain to the employees at gofundme, you can get your donations refunded.
diamonds out of ashes
*gets insulted* Nah I don’t care, my mom has said worse to me
i just heard a bouncing noise and then that was followed by my dad saying
"oh no my potato"