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Will You Have to File for Social Security Disability to get Long Term Disability Benefits?

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Will You Have to File for Social Security Disability to get Long Term Disability Benefits?

When you are approved for benefits through your long term disability coverage, your insurance company will likely require that you file a claim for social security disability benefits. The amount that you receive from your insurance company can be offset by the amount that you receive from SSDI. Insurance companies thus have vested interests in your approval for social security disability benefits. In some cases, the companies may retain disability lawyers to represent their insureds in their social security claims.

If you are approved for long term disability benefits because of a workplace injury, the company might also ask you to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. If you are approved, then your insurance company will be able to offset the amount it pays to you by the amount you receive from workers’ compensation. In order to continue receiving your long term disability benefits, it is important for you to follow through on applying for benefits for social security disability or workers’ compensation.

Insurance companies commonly attempt to limit their losses by denying claims. Getting professional legal help can improve your chances of securing the benefits that you deserve from your long term disability insurance company. We can help you prove your claim. We can assist you with gathering and submitting the types of evidence that may be needed, and if necessary, litigate the matter on your behalf in the event the company tries to deny your claim. Contacting an experienced long term disability attorney from the team at Osterhout & Berger Disability Law may make the difference in whether or not your claim for benefits is ultimately approved.

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Julie Phelps