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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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Comments (2)

  • 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 Jessup Jan 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.

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H. W.

When I first called Dell & Schaefer from half way across the country, Steven Dell called me backed and he took my case very seriously and acted quickly to help me apply for benefits. His work got me the benefits I deserved. When I stopped getting benefits because the insurance company thought they no longer had to pay them, Steven Dell appealed the decision in a timely fashion all the while reassuring me as I panicked. His knowledge of the law and of my policy made my appeal very strong.

When they denied my appeal he was immediately on the phone with the attorneys for the insurance company and with very strong arguments, he negotiated a significant settlement for me. All during this time he responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely fashion and he was able to reassure me regarding the time that the process took. His staff was also very pleasant and helpful, especially Merlin.

I have really come to respect Steven Dell’s abilities and his integrity. My only regret is that I have never met him in person and have not been able to shake his hand and thank him for all he has done for me.

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