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Pre-existing conditions and LTD claims.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2021 in Articles, Articles - Disability and Critical Illness | 0 comments

Pre-existing conditions and LTD claims.

A pre-existing condition is a condition that you previously received treatment for, that is in some way connected to the medical issue that is currently preventing you from working. It does not refer to any condition that you have ever had before. Sometimes an insurer will rely on an exclusion clause in your policy that says that you cannot receive benefits if you are suffering from a pre-existing condition. This is one way an insurance company tries to avoid paying you benefits. There are many instances in which insurers try to deny claims...

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Is Addiction a Long-Term Disability?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2021 in Articles, Articles - Disability and Critical Illness | 0 comments

Is Addiction a Long-Term Disability?

If you struggle with addiction, whether with alcohol, drugs, or activities such as gambling, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits. However, much will depend on your employer’s group policy. Most do not preclude benefits due to addiction– but there are usually strict requirements regarding treatment and rehabilitation programs for qualification. There is also a difference between addiction involving legal substances, such as alcohol, cannabis, or painkillers prescribed by your healthcare provider– and illegal substances, such as...

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Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a Long-Term Disability?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2021 in Articles, Articles - Disability and Critical Illness | 0 comments

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a Long-Term Disability?

A person suffering from chronic fatigue can seek benefits from their long-term disability insurance policy if their employer provides it. Many insurance companies are leery of providing benefits, however. Medical professionals do not entirely understand the syndrome, and there isn’t a list of specific criteria or tests for diagnosing it. The good news is that you could still successfully recover benefits with a long-term disability claim in this situation. While it could be challenging, Jan A. Fishman could assist you. Common factors in a...

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