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Is Anxiety a Long-Term Disability?

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

Is Anxiety a Long-Term Disability?

Many people struggle with anxiety, but most will respond to medication or other treatments. For some, however, this disorder becomes so overwhelming that they are unable to participate in normal activities, including employment. Whether a person is approved for long-term disability benefits for this depends on various factors. However, any type of claim for mental illness is more difficult to prove than physical injuries or diseases. Jan A. Fishman can assist you in preparing a long-term disability claim due to anxiety. Jan has been a lawyer...

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When returning to work is a risky proposition.

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Articles, Articles - Covid-19 | 0 comments

When returning to work is a risky proposition.

As workplaces slowly begin to reopen over the next several weeks and months, many of us might feel anxious about returning to work and the possibility of being exposed to COVID-19. However, if you are someone who has a medical condition that puts you at an increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19, you might decide that returning to work right now is not worth the risk. If you do decide not to return to work, you might be wondering whether you can apply for disability insurance benefits (such as short-term or long-term disability...

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What are the top 5 reasons insurers deny long-term disability claims?

Posted by on May 23, 2020 in Articles, Articles - Disability and Critical Illness | 0 comments

What are the top 5 reasons insurers deny long-term disability claims?

#1 – Insufficient Medical Documentation Insurance companies will often state that the medical documentation you provided does not support your claim that you are disabled from working. This is a catch-all tactic. They often do not explain why your documents are insufficient. If your doctors or treatment providers support your disability, you should generally qualify for your LTD policy. #2 – You Are Not “Totally Disabled” This is a conveniently misleading term that was crafted by insurance companies. The term “totally...

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