October 2014 Archives

Advice from long term disability lawyers: Proving Disability

We've heard the question over and over, "How do I prove that I'm disabled?" Here at The ERISA Law Center, we're here to help you make sure you're able to not only prove you're disabled, but we also help you get approved for Social Security Disability the first time you apply. As long term disability lawyers, we take pride in the fact that we can offer our clients the professionalism and integrity they deserve while we help them with their claims or case.

Win Against Metlife & Verizon Plan

We successfully represented Kathleen Boxell in her claim for LTD benefits. Boxell suffers from fibromyalgia and related conditions. Her plan, which is self-insured, is administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ("MetLife"). In Boxell v. The Plan for Group Insurance of Verizon Communications, Inc. the Northern District of Indiana granted Boxell's motion for summary judgment as to her claim for benefits. The Court held that the Plan's decision to terminate her benefits was arbitrary and capricious, reasoning that the Plan "relied on flawed reasoning in finding that Ms. Boxell's fibromyalgia was not disabling and in discounting the Social Security Administration's conclusion that she was disabled [and that] it upheld its denial of her benefits based on different reasons than it initially denied them, and it failed to adequately acknowledge and justify its departure from its previous findings."

Win Against Aetna

Ross Mossler was a bank executive who became disabled by the effects of fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and other conditions. Mossler applied for benefits from Aetna, which denied them. Mossler then appealed and the appeal was denied. Mossler finally filed suit.

What's Rumor & What's Fact? Advice from long term disability lawyers.

Here at the ERISA Law Center, we're proud of the fact that we're able to represent America's disabled in helping them obtain disability, life insurance benefits, and much more. We're devoted to serving our clients with professionalism, courtesy, and knowledge. We hear a lot of untrue rumors about longer term disability benefits. Some of these rumors travel well and seem so logical they're accepted as fact by quite a lot of people. As long term disability lawyers, we're here today to shed some light on some common rumors we hear and set the record straight.

AT&T Disability Plans

AT&T and its numerous subsidiaries have a common short-term and long-term disability plan. Depending on your date of hire, you may be eligible for 26 or 52 weeks of short-term disability benefits potentially followed by long-term disability benefits. Under the AT&T plan, unless you receive the full number of weeks of short-term disability benefits, you are not eligible to receive long-term disability benefits.

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