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Welcome!  The Disability Wiki is an internet-based resource that addresses in one place your questions and concerns about disability benefits, disability insurers, your illness, your occupation, and filing a claim, appeal or litigation.  In other words, a "Wikipedia" for disability claims.  If you would like to automatically receive new posts, please subscribe below.

 

 

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Top 10 “Red Flags” That Endanger Long Term Disability Benefits

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Do you know the red flags that can trigger termination of your long term disability benefits after approval?  You should.  Raising just one of these red flags may be all it takes to be left without critical income for you and your loved ones.  Learn the top 10 red flags insurance companies use to terminate approved claims below.

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Can a Vestibular Evaluation Help Prove Your Disability Claim?

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Vestibular dysfunction can be extremely distressing and disabling.  A vestibular evaluation is one of the best ways to prove the severity of a long term disability due to vestibular dysfunction.  This is because the evaluation will provide an objective proof of your vestibular symptoms (including dizziness, vertigo and balance issues) in a way that medical records alone cannot.


Learn whether a vestibular evaluation may help prove your long term disability claim.

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Ménière's Disease | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

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Ménière's Disease (also called endolymphatic hydrops) is a serious vestibular disorder that can significantly impact balance and hearing.  Individuals with Ménière's Disease may experience episodic vertigo, balance issues, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing loss.  The symptoms can be exhausting and disorienting, often resulting in long term disability.  Unfortunately, there is no known cure.  Here’s what you need to know before filing your long term disability claim for Ménière's Disease.

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Why Do You Need A Plan Before Going on Disability?

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You hoped you would never have to do this.  But, here you are – about to go on long term disability. 

Do you have a plan? 

If not, you better make one because the process isn’t easy, and you have everything to lose.  Smart planning will make the transition smoother and substantially decrease your risk of claim denial.

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Preparing for Your Interview with the Insurance Representative

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The insurance company representative assigned to your claim called you yesterday and left a message that they want to interview you.  You couldn't sleep last night worrying your long term disability claim is about to be terminated.   You are not sure if an interview is typical or not, but its sounds very threatening.

 

Don't worry, you should not necessarily be alarmed.  An insurance company interview is a fairly common part of the claims process.  Indeed, it happens with about 50% of the clients we represent.  While typical, you need to be prepared to explain you disability prior to the interview.

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