Short-Term Disability Benefits

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Short term disability benefits are there to support you when you are unable to work and have to go on a leave of absence from your job.  They are the first stepping stone of financial support during this difficult time in your life.  Once your short term disability benefits have ended, your benefits should transition to long term disability where you would continue to get financial support from your insurance company until you are healthy and able to return to work.

While you and your doctors feel you are entitled to a disability leave, your insurance company may feel differently. If you have been denied short term disability benefits and you are unable to work due to an illness or injury, then contact the disability lawyers at Share Lawyers to see how we can assist you in pursuing a disability claim against your insurance company for both the short term disability and long term disability benefits. We offer a free consultation and there are no fees unless you win.

Why Do Insurance Companies Deny Short Term Disability Claims?

The two most common reasons that an insurance company denies short term disability benefits are because they feel there is not sufficient medical information to support the short term disability claim, or they feel that you do not meet their definition of disability. If you are unable to work and your doctor (or a medical professional) has given their medical opinion that supports this, then your insurance company should be supporting you.  If the insurance company or plan administrator refuses you, then you need to speak with one of our short term disability lawyers to see how we can help you get your disability benefits.

Will my Short Term Disability Claim Transition to Long Term Disability?

Is your short term disability claim about to end and are you about to transition into long term disability? Your insurance company will do a further investigation to see if you meet their criteria for long term disability benefits.  Whether you need a few more months of time off or you are unsure when you can return to work, your long term disability benefits should continue to support you.  If your long term disability claim is denied at the time that it transitions from short term disability, then you should speak to one of our long term disability lawyers to see how we can fight their decision to not pay your disability benefits.

There are time limits to all short term disability claims and any delay in proceeding may be subject to a deadline. If your claim has been denied,  you should not delay in proceeding with your claim or obtaining legal advice from our team of short term disability lawyers to clarify these deadlines and see how we can assist in getting you your short term disability benefits.

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