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Our Disability Insurance Attorneys Can Handle Your Macular Degeneration Claim

Our disability insurance lawyers have fought for clients suffering from eye related disabilities since 1979. We have the experience and knowledge to give you your best shot of receiving benefits if you legitimately qualify for them. Contact us if you are considering applying for disability benefits or appealing a denied disability claim caused by macular degeneration or any other eye related condition.

People suffering from macular degeneration may not be able to continue performing their job duties. Clear central vision is necessary for a host of daily activities including reading, driving, recognizing faces and doing detail orientated work. Some disability insurance providers will deny people the benefits that they legitimately need, or try to limit them to a few months. It is essential to work with a board certified ophthalmologist that will help with your claim for disability benefits. Our disability lawyers will work very closely with you and your ophthalmologist to present the best evidence possible in support of your claim. Since Macular degeneration is degenerative condition, most disability carriers will argue that you can still continue to work with the condition since you have been working for years with the same condition. This is a pathetic argument and one that we deal with on a daily basis.

Our Disability Lawyers Understand Why Macular Degeneration is Disabling

Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease characterized by deterioration of the macula – the tissue in the part of your eye that controls your central vision. This eye disease typically has a gradual and painless development. For example some of the early signs can be generally hazy vision, a dulling in the appearance of colors and/or difficultly seeing in low light. As the condition progresses, patients experience a significant reduction in the sharpness of their central vision, as well as a blind or blurry spot in the center of their field of vision. In some cases visual hallucinations, known as Charles Bonnet syndrome, are also present as vision loss becomes more severe. We have represented numerous doctors and computer professionals that rely on accurate vision in order to perform their duties.

Contact Dell & Schaefer Today For A Free Consultation. We Respond Immediately

Macular degeneration doesn’t cause total blindness, but impaired vision worsens a person’s quality of life by blurring or causing a blind spot in your central vision. We know what it takes to get you the disability benefits you have paid for. Contact our disability insurance attorneys for a free consultation in person, over the phone or via video chat.

Resources for Macular Degeneration

BrightFocus Foundation is a good source for more information on disabling conditions such as macular degeneration.

There are numerous charities dedicated to macular degeneration research, detection and treatment including American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Check back frequently, we keep this page updated with the most recent information about benefits and laws that could affect your claim.

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There are 2 comments

  • Andrew,

    Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your pending application for benefits. Having a copy of your disability insurance policy would be highly beneficial.

    Stephen JessupJan 10, 2016  #2

  • I am a line haul driver and my medical card is about to expire. I am not able to get a a new csrd issued due to this medical condition. I am about to fill out a claim and have many questions. Any assistance would greatly be appreciated.
    Andrew S.

    Andrew S.Jan 9, 2016  #1


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.


Bruce R. (Arizona)

Steve Dell has done an exceptional job with my disability application process. The firm is extremely well managed. They have acquired an incredible amount of experience over many years. I recommend them for disability insurance claims without reservation. 

Don (Florida)

I called this firm a few months ago completely disparaged due to a company cutting off disability benefits at a time that nearly caused me to lose everything.

Attorney Alex Palmera and Danielle worked hard to reach an amicable settlement and my case was settled a few months later. This is a good firm and the specific expertise in disability claims saved me countless hours of hassle at a time when an already fragile state existed.

Thank you Mr. Palamara and Danielle.

Sandra B. (Arkansas)

I have nothing but good things to say about how my buyout was handled with my disability claim. The level of professionalism was amazing. All of my questions and concerns were answered either by Danielle L. or Alex P. in such a timely manner and with such care I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needing to approach their provider with buyout options.

They did a fantastic job communicating between the provider and me, always keeping my best interest at heart and always answering my many many questions. They really did take most of the stress out of this whole situation. I would give them a 10 out of 10 for every step of this crazy journey. Thank you so much for helping me through this.

Brenda R. (New York)

I needed assistance with an appeal for a LTD claim that was initially denied. Stephen understood what needed to happen to win the appeal and he did win the appeal for me.

Michael C. (Virginia)

Greg Dell and his assistant Anneli have been extremely responsive and helpful, not only our initial consultations, but in follow-ups 1 and 2 years later with the insurance company to ensure that they comply with their agreements (which they did), as well as a separate and only slightly-related inquiry about our health insurance. I always hear back from them very quickly, which is rare and greatly appreciated.

Jeff P. (Oklahoma)

After a very long and frustrating ordeal to keep my LTD payments coming I decided to seek assistance from and attorney. After much research and asking those in the legal profession Dell & Schaefer seemed to be the top choice. I reached out and Alex Palamara was the attorney assigned to my case. All I can say is the experience was outstanding. Both Alex and his Paralegal, Danielle Lauria were excellent to work with. They were very kind, concerned, understanding of my frustrations and treated me with the utmost respect. Communication was excellent with regular updates and telling me what I could expect in each stage of the process.

Alex was also very straight forward with what to expect and no pie in the sky promises or expectations were made. In the end we won our case and I believe it was solely due to their experience and knowledge of not only the laws but the insurance companies as a whole. I would highly recommend them and am very grateful for the help they afforded to me.

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