Short-Term Disability Claims
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Workers who suffer injuries or illnesses that prevent them from working and earning wages can face profound financial strains – even when those ailments are temporary. Fortunately, many of these workers are eligible to seek disability benefits which can provide the wage supplementation needed to make ends meet while they recover. Although Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available to individuals with longer disabilities who have paid into the system, and meet other criteria, there may also be short-term disability options for in cases involving temporary injuries or illnesses.
At Crumley Roberts, our disability attorneys are passionate about helping residents across the nation when injuries or illnesses prevent them from working and supporting their families. In addition to providing assistance when applying for SSD benefits, or handling a denied or delayed claim, we also help clients explore their options for short-term disability benefits.
How Short-Term Disability Works
Because disability benefits provided through the Social Security Administration (SSA) are available only to people who are disabled for 12 months or longer and meet impairment and work-credit requirements, individuals with injuries or illnesses that are shorter in duration will need to seek benefits through other means. These may include short-term disability provided through employer insurance plans or plans that the disabled person may have privately.
Employer Plans & Short-Term Disability
Many employees are covered by short-term disability insurance as part of their employer’s benefit plans. To secure benefits in cases where disabilities are not expected to last 12 months or longer, or in some cases of pregnancy, employees will need to file claims and have decisions issued by their employer or the insurance company which administers the plan. Our legal team assists clients in determining whether they have this coverage, in navigating the application process, or in appealing a claim if benefits were denied.
Short-term disability can act as the safety net workers and their families need during difficult times, however, navigating the process and successfully completing an application or appeal can be difficult. With the assistance of our firm’s proven lawyers, you can gain the counsel and support needed to determine whether you qualify, to craft an effective claim or appeal an unfair decision, and to work toward the benefits you need.
We Stand Up For You
Injuries and illnesses are never an easy experience, which is why Crumley Roberts is dedicated to helping our clients navigate through life’s most difficult times. As a family-oriented firm that prioritizes our clients’ needs, we strive to make a difference by handling challenging legal issues so you can focus on recovering.