One thing which we always find startling is the answer we generally receive when we ask our clients how much they expect to receive when and if Social Security Disability are awarded. We need to have this information to assess the economic value of a client’s Long Term Disability benefits.
Now, we are not primarily intent on the amount of the benefits a client receives. We are primarily interested in enforcing our clients’ legal entitlement to either Short Term Disability or Long Term Disability benefits. The reason we look into the precise numbers is because I believe a client needs to be able to budget, including the hoped for receipt of both Social Security Disability benefits and Long Term Disability benefits.
Generally, at least part of the Social Security Disability benefits are “offset” against Long Term Disability benefits. It helps us properly evaluate our client’s claim. The startling answer we receive is that the client does not know even an estimate of the amount of Social Security Disability benefits they might receive. I do not understand why Social Security Disability attorneys do not know or tell their client this information. The Social Security Administration usually will send you a circular with your information or you csn get the information on the SA website.
Having all of this information allows our office to properly “counsel” you about how your future budget will work. This will you the potential peace of mind associated with winning your claim, as we would certainly plan to do!
If you have any questions about your Short Term Disability or Long Term Disability claim, please give Herbert M. Hill, P.A. a call and we would be glad to answer any questions you may have. We are available at 407-839-0005 or, toll free, 844-454-59995, If you would like, after discussing your case, we can set a conference. In most circumstances, that conference would be free of charge but in no circumstance would you be under any obligation to hire me nor would you feel any pressure from me to do so.
Herbert M. Hill, P.A. is a law firm located in Orlando, Florida with a practice extending throughout the state of Florida. While the vast majority of cases handled are for disability insurance benefits, areas of practice include employee benefit claims of all sorts. The firm handles any claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) for disability benefits, medical benefits, retirement benefits of any sort, including pension, 401k, termination agreements or the like as well as claims arising under private disability policies.