Facebook Photos Cost Woman Disability Benefits
BROMONT, Quebec (WBBM) — A Quebec woman is no longer receiving disability checks from her insurance company, and Facebook is one of the reasons for the interference.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Mary Frances Bragiel reports, Nathalie Blanchard suffers from depression. As a result, she took a medical leave 3 years ago from her job as a technician, and had been receiving monthly disability checks.
LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Mary Frances Bragiel reports
That was until she allegedly began posting photos of herself on Facebook socializing at the beach and in a pub.
Her insurance carrier, Manulife Financial, got a look at the photos, and stopped sending out the checks because according to the company attorney, Blanchard is depression free and able to work.
Blanchard is now suing the insurance company, according to the Chicago Tribune.
But the company says it would not terminate a valid claim based solely on information published on social networking sites.