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How Do I Ask My Doctor for Disability?

The question, How do I ask my doctor for assistance with my disability benefit claim? is top of mind for all claimants applying for disability insurance benefits.

Every disability insurance claim has to have supporting medical documentation of the claimants disability in order to receive approval from the disability insurance carrier.

Without proper documentation from treating physicians the disability insurance company will deny a claim for disability income benefits.

Every Disability Insurance Claimant Needs To Let Their Doctor Know About Their Daily Struggles, Symptoms, Limitations & the Requirements of Their Occupation

All treating physicians need to know and understand what is expected of you every day to perform your job and how your medical issues prevent you from performing those tasks. Explain how these limitations impact the degree of physical, mental, or intellectual functionality has on your ability to perform the required tasks of your occupation. All of your treating doctors need to know the struggles you face daily. Make sure your doctors understand how the symptoms you are experiencing limit or prevent you from doing your job.

How To Have Doctors Complete Disability Insurance Documentation

Let your doctors know how important it is for them to take the time to complete the medical documentation and how much you need their help. Don’t just leave the forms with your doctors. Make clear to them on your medical visit as to the purpose of the forms and what is being asked for and why. Doctors are more likely to complete the forms and cooperate if they understand the purpose of the forms and understand why your condition prevents you from performing your job.

Our Disability Insurance Attorneys Help Doctors Properly Document Medical Records

Most doctors are unfamiliar with what the disability insurance company wants and needs to be included in the forms. Often, physicians appreciate that you have hired an attorney that understands the disability medical documentation claim forms. We provide guidance so they understand what the form is for, why they are completing it, and what information needs to be expressed.

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FAQ

Do you work in my state?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm that is available to represent you regardless of where you live in the United States. We have partner lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world.

What are your fees?

Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.

The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.

In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via telephone, e-mail, fax, GoToMeeting.com sessions, or Skype. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-682-8331 or by email. Lawyer and staff must return all client calls same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.

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William K.

At the start of this journey I was not feeling very positive. The letters from my insurance company and their phone calls gave me little hope. I met with Mr. Jessup and he reviewed my file with me carefully and he explained his feeling very carefully to me. He was positive and I felt a sense of honesty and concern. The process did take a few month and I was not very positive. This firm continued to ask me to hang in there and we will fight for what you deserve. Their honesty and positive communication was so helpful to me. Mr. Jessup and his support staff always returned my calls and gave me hope. My claim for long term disability benefits was approved.

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