Long-Term Disability Appeals
As you and your family scramble to figure out how you will muddle through in the wake of an injury or illness that has rendered you unable to work for more than a year, the last thing that you need to be worrying about is the denial of your application for long-term disability benefits. Although a denial does not necessarily mark the end of the road for your application, it can be a huge setback to a struggling family.
Appealing Unfair Denials
Disability insurers and the state and federal agencies that oversee the payment of disability benefits often deny applications for strictly procedural reasons, such as improperly filed paperwork. To grant the filer an opportunity to pursue the matter further, each different agency has a process in place to allow for an appeal when an initial application has been rejected.
Unfortunately, the appeals process is not a guarantee that all justified claims will be approved. Furthermore, the number of available appeals is limited, so it is important that you make the strongest case for your appeal that you can.
The Raleigh long-term disability lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., are committed to helping our clients build and present convincing long-term disability appeals. Our experience with the appeals process allows us to identify what the problems were in the first go-round, and to address them before an appeal is wasted by submitting essentially the same application again.
We know that it is frustrating to have your valid claim for long-term disability benefits denied. It can feel like an affront to your integrity and an unsympathetic dismissal of the injury or illness with which you are suffering. To strengthen your long-term disability appeals, contact the Raleigh long-term disability lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., at 919-851-3311.