Amending The Social Security Onset Date Can Adversely Affect Your Client’s Long Term Disability Claim
It’s crucial that a Social Security disability attorney coordinate the filing of an appeal of short and long term disability claims.
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Many long term disability policies provide coverage while a person is working. Most policies provide that coverage will end on the day they last worked or at the time they stopped working. The policy holder will have to prove that they became disabled at the time they stopped working.
But What Impact Does Amending The Onset Date Have?
If you have to amend the onset date in a Social security claim to a date after they’ve stopped working, this becomes ammunition to the long term disability carrier to claim that the applicant was not disabled as of the day they last worked and, that they were not disabled, at the time they stopped working.
It’s not uncommon for long term disability carriers to deny a claim when the SS onset date does not match the date that the person stops working. Before that you suggest that an onset date is amended, you need to understand the impact may have on your client’s long term disability claim and suggest that your client consults with an experienced long term disability attorney like our firm.
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