The Disability Claims Process
Long-term disability claims filed under insurance purchased or provided by your employer are usually governed by ERISA regulations. ERISA sets forth a procedure for resolving disability benefits claims. Our disability insurance claims lawyers at Roboostoff & Kalkin have more than 50 years of combined legal experience and effectively guide clients through this complex process.
Contact our ERISA attorneys for a no-obligation free initial consultation regarding the disability claims process.
Our attorneys help guide you through the disability claims process that is often required to obtain disability income benefits.
Prepare Your Claim
Because all evidence must be submitted to the insurance company prior to going to court or in combination with your initial claim, effective claim preparation is essential to success.
File The Claim
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to initially deny long-term disability claims. However, if the claim is properly prepared, there will be a higher chance of success early in the disability claims process.
Right To Appeal
Normally, you have 180 days from the date you receive notice of the denial of your claim to file an appeal. If you have not consulted an attorney, it is important that you seek legal assistance immediately in order to have ample time to prepare the appeal.
We gather medical records, statements and other information that support your diagnosis and explain how your condition limits your ability to work. If the appeal is won, we can assist with updates to the insurance company reaffirming your need for benefits during its ongoing monitoring of your claim.
File A Lawsuit
In California, there are strict time limits that govern when a lawsuit must be filed if your claim is denied. Your case may be filed in either state or federal court. For ERISA claims, we facilitate the process by working with our clients and their doctors to obtain the evidence necessary to support their claims for benefits.
It is often very difficult to successfully obtain benefits for long-term disability. When you contact our California disability insurance claims lawyers for a free initial consultation, you will learn how we can help assure the success of your claim.
Because our initial consultation is free, you have nothing to lose by calling our San Francisco office about the disability claims process today at 877-374-7270.
The information you obtain at this site is strictly for education and not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. However, we welcome this opportunity to discuss legal representation with you.