Once your Short Term Disability claim is approved, now what? We're sharing our experience with what comes next. So many people have been calling me seeking help on their Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability claims at a point in time when benefits have been approved. Usually, for some other reason, another issue has [...]
What is the difference between my “Own Occupation” and “Any Occupation” for Purposes of my Long Term Disability claim?
One question which arises all too frequently in a Long Term Disability claim is the definition of your “Own Occupation.” As you probably know, Long Term Disability benefits are unusually paid, at first, if you are disabled from your own occupation. Thereafter, the question becomes whether the claimant is disabled from what is referred to [...]
It is important to protect your income stream of disability benefits. You trusted through all your pre-disability years, as you were paying into a private or group Short Term or Long Term Disability plan, that in the event that an injury or illness should make you unable to work, you would be secure financially through [...]
If you're looking to appeal a Long Term Disability Claim, it's important to be detailed and thorough. Here are six common mistakes you'll want to avoid. 1. Working without a copy of Your Short and/or Long Term Disability Policy This policy may be requested from your Employer at any time. In fact, even if you have [...]