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Long-Term Disability: 4 tips before you apply for LTD Benefits

Four tips that you should remember in the long term disability claims application process: a. Always remind your physician that you are applying for long term disability benefits and that they should provide the long term disability carrier with a co… Read More
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ERISA Attorney on LTD Policy and Taxes

Clients who I represent in ERISA cases who are able to win their benefits often ask if taxes will be taken out. It depends on who was paying the premiums. If you pay your own premiums, the benefit will not be taxable if it is ever paid out. If your e… Read More
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Why apply for Social Security Disability while receving LTD benefits

Getting Social Security Disability May Protect Your Continued Receipt of LTD Benefits Almost all ERISA long term disability plans will offset (decrease) your LTD benefit by any amount you receive from Social Security for your disability. If you win y… Read More
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ERISA Lawyer on Surveillance

A lot of people call and say – what am I supposed to do, sit home all day? I can’t live a life, I can’t do any activities because they will put me on video. Can I go to the gym, can I go grocery shopping? And there is a quote here from a recent… Read More
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ERISA Lawyer on Independent Medical Examinations

ERISA plans often require claimants to undergo examination by doctors selected by the plans. Even when a claimant’s treating physicians concur that he or she is totally disabled, the plans commonly seek opinions from an examining physicians regardi… Read More
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ERISA Attorney on The Importance of Hiring a “Private” Social Security Disability Lawyer when you have Long-Term Disability Benefits

The Law Offices of Allan W. Ben P.C. has experienced attorneys who do both Social Security Disability and ERISA cases. Often when you are applying or receiving Long-Term Disability Benefits you are asked by the Plan administrator to apply for Social… Read More
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Allan W. Ben P.C. practices ERISA Law in all 50 States

At Allan W. Ben P.C., we believe that we are among the very best ERISA lawyers and disability lawyers in the nation. Allan Ben has been voted in Michigan to be a top ERISA Lawyer by Dbusiness Magazine. Our ERISA law firm wants to help victims of abus… Read More
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ERISA Attorney - You May Want to Avoid Functional Capacity Evaluations

If you are a Long Term Disability applicant and your Long Term Disability carrier has asked for you to undergo a functional capacity evaluation you are being set up! It is not uncommon for Long Term Disability carriers to use Functional Capacity Eval… Read More
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Long-Term Disability: What reasons are given by insurance companies to deny a claim?

Among the many reasons that insurers give for denying benefits, the following are fairly common. Your Medical Records Do Not Support Your Disability: The excuse that your medical records do not support your inability to work in your job may be given… Read More
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long Term Disability

Long-Term Disability companies are consistently denying claims on the basis that a client does not have sufficient objective medical evidence to be disabled when they are diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. The sad thing about this statement is… Read More
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