Disability Income Policies
We bring clarity to the complex.
Having an individual short term disability or long term disability policy in place can be a very valuable tool should you become unable to work due to an illness or serious injury. However, the contractual language employed in these policies is often drafted with terms that are open to multiple interpretations. Further, the application forms often have questions that can trip up both the claimant and the treating physician. This enables insurance companies to deny claims. To maximize your chances of winning, we strongly recommend that people making these claims seek the advice of experienced counsel before filing the claim, and before stopping work if at all possible. And, certainly, if the insurance company denies your claim, it is vital to obtain representation as soon as possible.
Get to know the benefits you’re entitled to.
Unlike Workers’ Compensation, short term disability and long term disability claims aren’t limited to injuries or illnesses suffered on the job. Short term disability coverage generally begins to pay a percentage of income after the employee’s sick leave has expired. In many cases, this payment period can extend anywhere from two months up to a year. Long term disability coverage will begin to pay out once sick leave and short term disability coverage have run their respective courses. Depending on your plan, this can extend for a number of years or until you’ve reached a specific age (most often your retirement age under the Social Security Act, which ranges from 65 to 67 depending on your date of birth). If you’re unable to work due to an illness or injury and are having difficulty receiving the benefits you’re due according to your disability policy, turn to the attorneys at Andalman & Flynn. We’ll decipher the complex details of your medical condition and the disability insurance policy and maximize your chances of winning the benefits that you paid premiums for.
Andlaman & Flynn’s talented disability benefits attorneys are here to help disabled policy holders locally and across the nation. Your best interests are always our primary focus. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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Client Testimonial – Outstanding Service by Senior Paralegal Zubaidah Haamid
“Dear Mr. Andalman, I am writing this letter as a testimonial to the great service that I received from the law firm of Andalman and Flynn. I retained the services of Mr. Andalman for federal disability retirement. I had been denied at the initial stage and was not too hopeful about being awarded benefits at… the reconsideration stage. Thanks to the expert legal team of Elliott Andalman and Zubaidah Haamid, my claim was approved. From my first contact with the office, I was treated with respect and kindness. I was kept up to date on the status of my case and because of their hard work and diligence, my case was approved with incredible speed. I want to give a special thanks to Ms. Haamid for working so diligently to get things through to OPM quickly and for following through with the assigned adjudicator. I believe it was Ms. Haamid’s diligence in handling my claim that brought about such a quick decision. Ms. Haamid went that extra mile for me and it truly paid off. I would recommend Andalman and Flynn to anyone who needs a lawyer for federal disability retirement.” T.S., Lorton, Virginia Read more “Client Testimonial – Outstanding Service by Senior Paralegal Zubaidah Haamid”
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When you need experienced legal counsel, turn to Andalman & Flynn. Our renowned team is here to provide vigorous representation for your most pressing family law and disability law issues and disputes.
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