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Archive for the ‘Tips for Disability Claimants’ Category

Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release whereby they surrender all further entitlement under the group disability policy. In most circumstances, an insurance company will […]

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Tips for Disability Claimants #2 – Avoid Opening a Facebook Account

Over the last several years, insurance companies have been aggressively pursuing access to claimants’ online profiles with Facebook and other social media networks. Their primary goal is to obtain photographs that depict a claimant engaged in social activities or performing physical tasks. If the insurance company feels that the photographs demonstrate a person is not […]

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Tips for Disability Claimants #1 – Maintain Regular Treatment

Ensuring that you maintain regular care and treatment for your disability greatly assists the strength of your claim. This means visiting your doctor on a regular basis, being examined and treated by specialists when necessary, and ensuring that you take medication as prescribed by your treating physicians.  Undergoing regular treatment and visits to your doctor […]

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