Short-term disability insurance pays a weekly disability benefit if you become sick or injured and cannot work. The majority of people get their short-term disability insurance from work. A federal statute known as ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, is the law that applies to the majority of short-term disability claims. At Dabdoub Law Firm, our disability insurance and ERISA attorneys help people get short-term and long-term disability benefits.
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How Long is Short Term Disability in Florida?
Short-term disability is typically paid for the first 26 weeks. After the short-term disability period ends, some people also qualify for long-term disability benefits. It is not unusual for disability companies to deny short-term disability benefits or terminate short-term disability benefits before the end of the 26 week period. This is a tactic some disability insurance companies use to block someone from applying for long-term disability benefits.
If your short-term disability benefits were denied or terminated, you have a right to appeal that decision. Disability insurance companies delay making a decision on the appeal by taking an extension to further delay reviewing the long-term disability claim. The disability lawyers at our firm know these tactics. We have strategies that protect our clients’ rights.
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You should know your rights under ERISA and what to do if your short-term disability benefits are denied. The disability lawyers at Dabdoub Law Firm have years of experience handling short-term disability claims including applications, appeals, and litigation against disability insurance carriers such as UNUM, CIGNA/LINA, The Standard, Aetna, Hartford, Liberty Mutual, Lincoln Financial and others.