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I promptly sent my overpayments to Lincoln Financial, but now I haven't heard from them in months.

Reviewed by Berry E. on August 13th 2017   Verified Policyholder
Hi, I fill everyone’s pain on this sight. I have been drawing LTD from Lincoln Financial for 2 years. I don’t want to make a list of my conditions in med terms. I will just say I have a very bad back. Blood clots. Steadily getting fatter because some days can’t even get out of bed. My sweet sweet better half dresses me 4 days out of 7. Always puts on my socks and shoes. A judge found me 100% disabled and approved my SSDI. I sent LF there back pay immediately as I received it. Now I haven’t heard anything from them in 3 months after several phone calls. Last thing I heard from claims manager was you should have no problems with the any work clause. No letters, no calls, no return calls after I have left multiple messages. Lincoln Financial sales a false since of security to hard working Americans. There has to be something we can do about it.
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Sent on August 13th 2017 by Attorney Stephen Jessup

Berry, you indicate you haven’t heard from Lincoln in three months, but have they been paying your benefit (less the amount for SSDI)? If so, no news would certainly be good news. Please feel free to contact our office if you would like to discuss your claim further.

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Lincoln Financial

Lincoln Financial made my life a living hell

Reviewed by Salyna D on June 1st 2022   Verified Policyholder
Lincoln Financial made my life a living hell. I went on medical leave from my job just to work for them basically. My mental health is worse than it was and I still do not... read more >
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Sent on June 2nd 2022 by Attorney Stephen Jessup

Salyna, I am sorry to hear about your experience. I wish I could say it is an anomaly, but it is an all too common occurrence. Depending on if the claim was ever approv... read more >

Lincoln Financial

Lincoln Financials wants to claw back my money

Reviewed by Paul F. on June 30th 2021   Verified Policyholder
Lincoln financial wants to claw back money from ssi and we had two employers so I got disability from both employers one used Lincoln one used Cal EDD for short term so we... read more >
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Sent on June 30th 2021 by Attorney Stephen Jessup

Paul, unfortunately, under employer provided policies there are provisions related to offsets for sources of Other Income. Both the California disability and Social Sec... read more >

Lincoln Financial

This is the second time I've been shorted in my check

Reviewed by Wendy J. on June 16th 2021   Verified Policyholder
I have been out of work since 3/25/21. I had to jump thru hoops to get an extension from 4/28/21 to 6/13/21. I have had MRI, x rays which showed anuerysmal tumor on my fib... read more >
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Lincoln Financial denied my STD claim because one doctor didn't send them my medical information.

Reviewed by Eric J. on April 6th 2021   Verified Policyholder
In late January 2021 I was referred to a Doctor I meet her for 15 minutes she ordered some X-rays and blood work. In mid Feb I called to change my next appointment due to ... read more >
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Sent on April 6th 2021 by Attorney Stephen Jessup

Eric, it sounds like there is more to the story than what Lincoln is telling you. Have you received the formal denial letter? If so, we can review the letter with you t... read more >

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Lincoln cancelled my benefits because my doctor's notes were handwritten

Reviewed by Maci P. on February 7th 2021   Verified Policyholder
I have been on a short term disability since June of 2020. I was paid additional benefits through Lincoln Financial after SDI paid me. In august of 2020, Lincoln Financial... read more >
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Sent on February 7th 2021 by Attorney Rachel Alters

Maci, unfortunately this is common behavior for Lincoln. Please contact our office at 888-729-3355 and ask to speak to an attorney who can assist you with your STD appe... read more >

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Lincoln denied my disability claim even though Dr said I couldn't work

Reviewed by Richard F. on December 25th 2020   Verified Policyholder
My Doctor took me out of work starting October 12, 2020 due to GI illness. I am unable to work. Lincoln denied my disability claim.
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Sent on December 25th 2020 by Attorney Stephen Jessup

Richard, have you filed an administrative appeal of the denial? Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your claim and denial in detail to determine how we ma... read more >

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Lincoln doesn't think renal failute and 4 dyalisis treatments per day are enough to be. Disabled

Reviewed by Brenda G. on September 21st 2020   Verified Policyholder
I was approved for SSI disability but my short term has exhausted. I have long term plus disability but not approved I have renal failure and do 4 dyalisis treatments a da... read more >
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Sent on September 21st 2020 by Attorney Gregory Dell

Brenda, was your long term disability denied or is it just pending at this point? Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your claim in greater detail.

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They promised me min 10% of my salary and max 60%. I got 6%

Reviewed by Alvaro D. on May 7th 2020   Verified Policyholder
Lincoln financial insurance payed me around $60 a week, wich is about 6% of my salary, for my short term disability. I asked for documents showing how they came out with t... read more >
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Sent on May 7th 2020 by Attorney Gregory Dell

Alvaro, we can gladly look into this issue for you. Please gather the disability policy and contact us for a free consultation. We will request a copy of the policy and... read more >

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Q: If I return to work only part time and decide I can't continue, will Lincoln Financial base my income on when I worked part time or full time?

Answered on October 29th 2022 by Attorney Stephen Jessup
A: Kara, it would depend on the language in the policy. There is even a chance you could transition into long ter... Read More >

Q: Does Lincoln Financial apply offsets to all claimants equitably?

Answered on September 20th 2022 by Attorney Cesar Gavidia
A: Jerry, yes, Lincoln Financial may seek to recover an overpayment of benefits pursuant to the contractual langu... Read More >

Q: Does payback to Lincoln Financial, once approved for SSDI, include the first year?

Answered on August 25th 2022 by Attorney Jay Symonds
A: Bruce: Most group policies require payback for any month in which you received a full LTD benefit and then, su... Read More >

Q: Is LF's doctor, who never spoke with me or evaluated me, allowed to clear me for work?

Answered on August 14th 2022 by Attorney Alex Palamara
A: Barb, I am sorry to hear of the stress that LFG is putting you through. Thankfully, it sounds like the 3rd par... Read More >

Q: Can LF discontinue my mental health benefits after 24 months?

Answered on September 7th 2020 by Attorney Rachel Alters
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Q: Can Lincoln Financial deny a total disability claim approved by a federal judge? Can I get a lump sum payout instead of fighting with them for the next 9 years?

Answered on July 9th 2020 by Attorney Alex Palamara
A: Sandra, I am sorry to hear of the issues that Lincoln is giving you. Unfortunately, while Lincoln has to take ... Read More >

Q: Do I have to tell Lincoln Financial that I was denied for SSDI?

Answered on June 8th 2020 by Attorney Cesar Gavidia
A: Thomas, you may have an obligation to inform them that you have been denied for SSDI. Please refer to your pol... Read More >

Q: What do I do if LF denied my claim because depression is "mild, not severe"?

Answered on May 7th 2020 by Attorney Rachel Alters
A: Anna, you will need to consult with your treating doctors and submit additional evidence of your medical condi... Read More >
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