Are You Eligible for Long Term Disability Benefits if Your Doctor Does Not Support Your Claim?

Are You Eligible for Long Term Disability Benefits if Your Doctor Does Not Support Your Claim?

When your doctor doesn’t support your claim for long term disability benefits, what should you do next?

Your doctor’s opinion can be very important in your claim and it can certainly be difficult to get the benefits you deserve without their support, but don’t despair. There are some things you or your lawyer can do to help!

The first thing you should do is find out the reasons why your doctor won’t support your claim. There are many factors that may contribute to their reluctance that don’t necessarily have to do with whether or not they believe you have a legitimate claim.

Some common examples of reasons why a physician may not support your claim for long term disability include unclear expectations- doctors may not understand what is expected from them in this process and they may not want to commit to something they see as lengthy and complicated; personal opinions- some physicians may be reluctant to label a patient as disabled knowing that it may result in the approval of benefits; lack of time- some doctors may simply be concerned that the process of assisting with a long term disability claim will take up too much of their time; money- some doctors may wish to be reasonably compensated for their time in assisting with your claim; and medical opinions about your disability- some physicians may not wish to support your claim because they believe there are no limitations in your ability to work.

Despite their reasons for not supporting your claim, it’s always best to have the opinion of a doctor who has treated you for a long time. Share Lawyers has experience in gathering information from your doctor and in explaining the process, which makes it easier to get the evidence you need to help you win your case!

Has your long-term disability claim been denied? Contact Share Lawyers and put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case.

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