Coronavirus Disability Insurance Claim Help
Can you collect disability insurance benefits if you either have Coronavirus or are concerned that you could get Coronavirus? As I write this article on March 13, 2020 the answer is “yes” that you could seek short term disability insurance benefits as a result of Coronavirus. Most short term disability policies have a 7 day elimination period and if a doctor tells you to stay out of work at least 14 days then you would clearly be eligible. The challenging issue is for a person that is worried about the risk of getting Coronavirus due to a pre-existing underlying medical condition.
The risk of exacerbating a current medical condition can be a reason for filing a short or long term disability claim. For example, if you have diabetes, chronic fatigue, or an auto-immune disorder then you are a person that always needs to be cautious of a virus. Most of us have never experienced a pandemic during our life time and this is new territory for disability insurance claimants.
Our disability insurance lawyers have already spoken with numerous individuals that are unable to work as a result of Coronavirus and we will assist them with the application process. According to published reports there will be hundreds of thousands if not millions of people that will be diagnosed with Coronavirus. The long-term effects of Coronavirus and the impact on a person’s ability to return to work are currently unknown.
In anticipation of a possible disability insurance claim we are suggesting for individuals to obtain copies of their short and/or long term disability insurance policies. If your disability insurance is an employer provided benefit then your employer is required to provide you with a copy of your disability plan documents. If you have a private disability policy and don’t have a copy you can call the disability insurance company or the agent that sold you the policy. Any claim related to Coronavirus will require you to seek treatment from a doctor and have a written opinion that you should not work.
Our disability insurance lawyers always provide a free initial phone consultation and if you have any questions we welcome you to contact us via phone or email to discuss your potential claim. We help claimants nationwide.