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 […]
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?
Insurers frequently deny disability benefits based on the lack of “objective medical evidence.” This can make or break your claim.
Our video begins with a reminder that disability insurance companies are always looking for ways to reduce their liability. They want to cut costs, and so have developed strategies and tactics by which they are able to reduce long term disability benefits – and even deny benefits altogether, or terminate existing benefits.
Individuals suffering from anxiety disability face each day as a challenge. Because anxiety is difficult to medically and objectively measure, victims of anxiety disorders are often denied when they attempt to claim disability benefits.
Many of the people we help suffer from anxiety disorders, fighting desperately to make sense of their lives.
If anxiety has taken over your life and you are unable to work, you need to speak to an attorney who is completely focused on representing disabled individuals in disability claims. If you have questions, request a free consultation with a lawyer – discuss your anxiety disability with Marc Whitehead today. Don’t Give Up! Call for a Free Consultation.
Different kinds of anxiety disorders exit: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and phobias.
Bipolar disorder is a disabling condition that prevents millions of people from being able to handle everyday activities, including their ability to earn a living.
The unfortunate reality is, disability claims for mental impairments such as bipolar disorder, whether they are filed on an insurance policy, or through the Veterans Administration or Social Security disability programs, are frequently rejected.
Even the most medically supported and valid claims for bipolar-related disabilities may be denied initially. This is all the more reason why claimants should to seek the help of a skilled and experienced disability lawyer.
People suffering from dementia have deeply impaired intellectual functioning that disrupts normal activities and relationships. The effects of dementia are ruinous to a person’s ability to earn a living; therefore, dementia is recognized as a disabling condition by Social Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and many long-term disability insurance policies.
You may be searching for help for a loved one who suffers from this disabling condition, but efforts for claiming disability benefits have failed. We can help.
Please call our attorneys toll free at 800-562-9830 or ask a lawyer a question about your dementia disability claim now.
Disability insurance attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates help depression disability claimants across the United States get the benefits they need.
If you or a loved one suffering from depression or other mood or mental disorder are being denied benefits, call our law firm for prompt legal help.
Whether your claim is with your disability insurance company, Social Security or the Veterans Benefits Administration, we can assist you.
As with physical injuries, not everyone with depression qualifies for disability benefits. Yet severe depression can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and ability to work. In fact, depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide.
Our law firm has represented many people in their fight to receive disability benefits for obsessive-compulsive disorder. OCD is an illness that produces undesired, unshakable thoughts or beliefs (obsessions) in a person. These obsessions, in turn, cause the person to conduct certain actions or behaviors (compulsions) over and over again.
For people with OCD, their brain cannot let go of a certain thought. They know that this makes no sense, and this causes them extreme anxiety. To get rid of these obsessive thoughts, the person creates rules, or rituals, that they repeat excessively to make their unwanted thoughts stop.