Will I automatically get my Long Term Disability benefits since my Social Security benefits were already approved?
Allan W. Ben, PC: No. Approval of disability benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), is not binding on an insurance carrier. In fact, insurance companies routinely argue that what the SSA determines is not binding on them. They state that because there are different rules for the SSA and the individual policy, they are not bound by the determination. That being said, a determination by the SSA is still an important piece of evidence.