Suppose you are a veteran who has developed disabling carpal tunnel syndrome due to your military service. In that case, you may qualify for disability benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a structure located inside the wrist. The median nerve, one of the […]
Normally, the decision to approve or deny an SSDI or SSI disability benefits claim can take up to several months. However, there are instances in which an individual’s disabilities are so apparent that the SSA is able to fast track the approval of their claim through its Compassionate Allowances, or CAL, initiative. Serious medical conditions […]
Biased medical reviews and exams can bring down a deserving disability claim. The above video discusses the process to appeal a disability insurance claim denial. Appeals often mean you must argue against the insurance company’s slanted medical reviews and subsequent mishandling or distortion of the evidence.
In recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the disability denial attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates would like to focus attention on this often misdiagnosed disease that claims the lives of over 14,000 women in the U.S. each year. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer […]
Those who suffer mental impairments often find themselves facing more than just the insurance company or government program standing in their way of getting crucial benefits. Often it’s your treating psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health doctor who seems to be working against your mental disability claim. It is important your claim has the support of […]
Are you wondering why your PTSD rating is so low? If you are unsatisfied with the VA’s decision, it may be possible to increase your PTSD rating. The VA ratings for PTSD—and all mental health claims—are set at the following percentage increments: 0%, 10%, 30%, 50%, 70%, and 100%. But the reality is that far […]
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often rated at a level that fails to reflect your actual disabilities and extent or stage of impairment. These and other issues make it very hard for you to get a handle on your PTSD rating. A prevalent disability among U.S. service members, PTSD claims are hard fought battles for […]
Top 5 Questions about Sleep Apnea VA Claims Answered Here Among the most common claims for which we help veterans in their fight for disability benefits are sleep apnea VA claims. As reported by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in the 2017 Annual Benefits Report, the three forms of sleep apnea (SA)—obstructive, central, and mixed—lead […]
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disorder that causes normally thin and slippery fluids like sweat, mucus, and digestive juices to become thicker and stickier. The fluid then build up in important areas of your body such as your digestive tract and – quite commonly – the lungs. Too much buildup and you won’t be able to breathe.
CF is a disabling condition that necessitates daily care and makes it a lot harder to do things that most of us take for granted, such as going to school or work.
Our video discusses how disability insurance companies can reduce or limit disability benefits in group, or employer-sponsored, LTD plans. This is achieved through the wording and terms written into the disability insurance policy.
Do you know what benefits are limited in your disability plan?