Before You Give Up On Your Short-Term Disability Benefits, You Should Know:
- Receiving your short-term disability benefits is often a necessary first step to obtaining long-term disability benefits.
- A premature discontinuation of short-term benefits will most likely disqualify you from obtaining long-term benefits unless you appeal.
- You have the right to appeal a denial or discontinuation of benefits.
- Even if your short-term disability claim involves a small amount of money, appealing a denial of benefits might be the only way to obtain the far more valuable long-term disability benefits you need if your disability is long-lasting.
Next Steps For Your Disability Claim
Short-term disability benefits are often discontinued just before they are scheduled to expire. If that happens, your disability insurance company may be able to avoid paying long-term disability benefits.
If your employer, union or disability insurance provider discontinues your coverage, you should consult an experienced ERISA benefits lawyer immediately. If you are approaching the expiration date of short-term coverage but your disabling condition persists, you should consult one of our short-term disability benefits attorneys to discuss your legal options as soon as possible.
If you do not submit an appeal, you could lose the benefits that you may need in the long term. Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), we may be able to file a lawsuit to recover your benefits as well as attorney fees.
We are advocates for disabled workers, and we bring more than 30 years of experience to your case. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we have a reputation for resolving disputes in favor of plaintiffs in litigation insurance companies throughout the Midwest and across the U.S.
Contact DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, PC To Discuss Your Legal Options With An Attorney
We are responsive to your immediate legal needs, and we customize your case to the specific challenges you face. Call us at 312-702-1842 or 800-237-5182, or send us an email to speak with an attorney or receive a case evaluation.