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Spinal Cord Injury? Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Unfortunately, spinal injuries can occur as a result of auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls from scaffolding or even diving injuries into swimming pools. A spinal cord injury normally starts with a traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates your spinal vertebrae. Bone fragments, dismaterial, or ligaments bruise and tear into the spinal cord tissue. This can crush and destroy the nerve cells that carry cells up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest the body. Emergency care for people with spinal cord injuries is...

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I have just filed my claim for long term disability benefits. What happens next?

I have just filed my claim for long term disability benefits. What happens next?The long term disability adjuster will be assigned to your claim and will contact you in writing or by phone. You should not deal with the adjsuter without having a lawyer.St. Petersburg, Florida disability lawyer Nancy Cavey has written extensively about the mistakes you can make dealing with a long term disability insurance adjsuter. Yes, I know you think it is just a phone call and that you can handle a call from the disability insurance company. WRONG!You can read...

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I have filed my claim for long term disability benefits and the long insurance term disability insurance company is calling. What should I do?

I have filed my claim for long term disability benefits and the long insurance term disability insurance company is calling. What should I do?The Law Office of Cavey and Barrett are highly experienced long term disability/ERISA attorneys. Nancy Cavey has written a number of blog posts on what you should do when the long term disability carrier calls you. Remember, this is not a social call.The last thing Tampa Bay disability lawyer Nancy Cavey suggests you do is to speak with a long term disability adjsuter. You may innocently say something that could...

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Medicare Eligibility and Your Social Security Disability Benefits

Did You Know Medicare Eligibility is One of the Most Important Benefits in Receiving Social Security Disability? You become eligible for Medicare coverage 24 months after the Social Security Administration finds that you are entitled to monthly Social Security Disability benefits. It doesn’t matter how old you are! Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program for people age 65 and older as well as those with disability. As a Social Security Disability beneficiary you become automatically eligible for Medicare after a 24 month waiting period.The longer you delay in applying for Social Security...

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My doctor tells me to start reducing my hours. Should I apply for long term disability benefit/ERISA disability?

My doctor tells me to start reducing my hours. Should I apply for long term disability benefit/ERISA disability?Unfortunately, there is no hard or fast answer to that question. Each long term disability policy/ERISA policy has different provision about how long you have to be out of work or what kind of reduction in your hours and pay you need before you are eligible for long term disability/ERISA benefits.Long term disability lawyer Nancy Cavey, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, will remove any doubt from your mind in a no-obligation consultation. She will look at...

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Patty Duke Says File Your Social Security Disability Claim Online! | Social Security Disability Attorney

How many of you remember Patty Duke in the 1960’s TV series “The Patty Duke Show”? In an interesting new ad for the Social Security Administration, Patty Duke promoted using the Social Security Administrations online services. You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits online; there is no need for you to drive to the local Social Security office or wait to get an appointment.You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits online at www.ssa.gov.If you have questions about the Social Security Disability claims process contact Social Security Disability attorney Sharon Barrett based in...

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The long term disability/ERISA carrier wants me to be examined by their doctor. What should I do?

The long term disability/ERISA carrier wants me to be examined by their doctor. What should I do?Call long term disability/ERISA lawyer Nancy Cavey immediately! Most long term disability policies give the carrier the right to have you examined but at Cavey and Barrett we make sure the carrier doctor:1. Treats the same medical condition that disables you;2. Has all your medical records.We insist that all long term disability/ERISA insurance examinations are videotaped for your protection.If you have any questions about your long term disability/ERISA claim for disability benefits, call Pinellas County Attorney ...

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Finding a Social Security Disability Attorney for Your Sleep Disorder

Do you have any of the following sleep disorders?1. Problem staying awake 2. Sleep disruptive behaviors 3. Problems with falling or staying asleep 4. Problems with staying on a regular sleep scheduleThen the Social Security Disability benefits can be obtained for sleeping disorders that interfere with your ability to function in a work setting. If you or a family member has a sleep disorder and are wondering whether you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Sharon Barrett, your Pasco/Hernando County Social Security Disability attorney....

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What should I do if the long term disability insurance company denies my long term disability claim application?

What should I do if the long term disability insurance company denies my long term disability claim application?Pick up the phone immediately and call disability lawyer Nancy Cavey at 727-894-3188.You have 180 days from the date of your denial letter to file an appeal. The long term disability carrier is hoping you will give up and won't appeal. Don't let them win! You have paid for long term disability benefits.Tampa Bay based long term disability lawyer Nancy Cavey will provide you with a free initial disability consultation about your denied long term disability...

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What am I supposed to do when the long term disability/ERISA carrier stops paying my long term disability benefits?

What am I supposed to do when the long term disability/ERISA carrier stops paying my long term disability benefits?Call Disability lawyer Nancy Cavey at 727-894-3188 immediately! The appeal clock is ticking!! The long term disability carrier is betting that you will give up and won't appeal within 180 days of the time the long term disability/ERISA carrier cut you off.Don't let the clock run out on your rights to appeal your long term disability benefits!...

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