Our client, a Software Engineer, began receiving long term disability benefits in 2015 because of difficulties with his back. In October 2017 his long term benefits were terminated after The Standard determined that he could return to his own occupation.
The former Software Engineer immediately contacted Osterhout Berger Disability Law. Following a review of the claim file Attorney Berger noted that The Standard failed to adequately evaluate all of our client’s physical and mental difficulties and obtained detailed statements from his treating physicians as to the severity of his medical problems and the limitations they caused.
Following the submission of an appeal, The Standard reversed its termination of benefits and informed our client that the information we submitted in support of his appeal revealed that he could not perform either his own occupation or any occupation. Our client was awarded a substantial amount of past due benefits and his monthly benefits will be reinstated. It was also determined that he remained eligible for a Waiver of Premium of his Group Life Insurance policy.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office to speak with Attorney Berger if you need assistance with your claim for long term disability benefits.