Did you know that people who are unable to work due to diabetes-related health problems may qualify for Social Security disability benefits? That’s one of the reasons why November is Diabetes Awareness Month: to educate the public on ways to prevent and control the disease, the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, resources for those […]
My SSDI Claim Has Been Denied Twice. What Do I Do Now?
If your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits was denied, don’t get discouraged. It’s not unusual for an SSDI claim to be rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Fortunately, the law allows you to appeal the SSA’s decision. A lot of times, the problem will be that you simply failed to provide […]
Qualifying for Breast Cancer Disability Benefits
It’s estimated there will 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2021, as well as 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Worse, it’s estimated that 43,600 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. this year. How many of these deaths could have been prevented through early detection and […]
How To Apply For Disability Benefits If You Have Soft Tissue Sarcoma
The symptoms of the soft tissue sarcoma, along with the effects of treatment, often leave an individual so impaired that they are unable to work or perform many of the everyday tasks most people take for granted. If you are unable to work due to the effects of soft tissue sarcoma or other types of […]
Men’s Health Month and Disability Claims
Everyone knows that Father’s Day happens every June; a lot of people don’t realize that June is also Men’s Health Month. Men’s Health Month is a time to raise awareness of the unique health issues men face and encourage males of all ages to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle and get regular medical examinations. Why […]
Parkinson’s Awareness Month – What are the Disability Benefits Available If You Have Parkinson’s Disease?
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so let’s take some time to discuss Parkinson’s disease (PD). With over 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year, it’s important to know what Parkinson’s disease is, how it can be treated, and the disability benefits available to those who are unable to work due to the symptoms of their PD. […]
Why Connecting Multiple Impairments is Important in an LTD Disability Benefits Claim
Many individuals who apply for Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits are unable to work due to multiple impairments. While a single impairment may not make a person disabled enough to qualify for benefits, the combined effect of connecting multiple impairments can. Individuals who file claims for multiple impairments must be able to demonstrate how each […]
How Will a Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Impact Your LTD Insurance Claim?
Having a pre-existing medical condition could make it harder for you to get long term disability (LTD) benefits from your insurance company. There are limits to what an LTD benefits insurance plan will cover. They’re described in your insurance policy as “exclusions.” Exclusions are written into every LTD insurance policy. The purpose of these exclusions […]
Don’t Lose Your Disability Benefits Due to Non-Compliance with a Doctor’s Orders
Insurance companies employ a variety of different ruses in their attempts to get out of paying off a claim for disability benefits. One of these is the use of allegations of non-compliance with a physician’s prescribed treatment as reason to deny paying benefits. Insurance companies can legally deny a disability claim for non-compliance. Non-compliance occurs […]
What Remedies Can You Recover From An ERISA Disability Lawsuit?
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law enacted to protect an individual from pension and insurance fraud. Its rules apply to almost all employee group short term and long term disability policies. Among other things, ERISA gives a policyholder the right to appeal an insurance company’s decision to deny […]
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