Know This Before Giving Up On Your Short-Term Disability Benefits

  1. Receiving your short-term disability benefits is often a necessary first step to obtaining long-term disability benefits.
  2. A premature discontinuation of short-term benefits will most likely disqualify you from obtaining long-term benefits unless you appeal.
  3. You have the right to appeal a denial or discontinuation of benefits.
  4. 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.

We are advocates for disabled workers, and we bring over 60 years of combined legal experience to your case. Based in Chicago, we have a reputation for resolving disputes in favor of plaintiffs in litigation insurance companies across the U.S.

Contact DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C., For An Attorney Consultation

Understand your rights, and speak with an attorney who can stand up for your benefits. Call us at 312-702-1842 or 800-237-5182, or send us an email to speak with a lawyer.