Project Manager with Migraines Gets NY Life Disability Benefit Denial Reversed


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Keeps claiming they will not approve claim for pre existing conditions but my illness is not preexisting

Reviewed by M.T. on February 15th 2024   Verified Policyholder | May 2023 date of disability
I have been appealing a claim for LTD for 8 months! New York Life keeps claiming they will not approve claim for pre existing conditions but my illness is not preexisting ... read more >
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Payment delays!

Reviewed by Kim W on May 7th 2022   Verified Policyholder | September 2021 date of disability
I have a Long term disability claim with New York Life. Approval process did not take too long and they did start my LTD just a few days after my STD ended. First check wa... read more >
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NYL denied my claim

Reviewed by Trapped in the cogs on March 7th 2022   Verified Policyholder | May 2021 date of disability
I’ve been an RN for 31 years. I lost 6 family members (3 of those to cancer) in 9 months and suffered a breakdown, I just couldn’t watch people die anymore. Cigna (NYL... read more >
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Hold up on payments!!!

Reviewed by A Crews on January 20th 2022   Verified Policyholder | July 2021 date of disability
I have had 3 people on my case since July 2021! This last person Amanda S drag her feet on my claims and payments. I literally have to go to my mom for help! When I contac... read more >
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Paid Family Leave

Reviewed by Paid Leave on January 4th 2022   Verified Policyholder | November 2021 date of disability
I haven’t received a single check while on paid family leave for over a month. Thankfully my wife is receiving from her job while on maternity leave. New York Life is ri... read more >
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They should all rot in hell

Reviewed by Shawn on January 2nd 2022   Verified Policyholder | September 2020 date of disability
NY Life had been paying on my LTD policy for 7 months when I reached $100,000 in claims they had paid for me. Immediately my policy I had through my employer changed, the ... read more >
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They will constantly come up with anything to delay paying you

Reviewed by Jackie on November 1st 2021   Verified Policyholder | August 2020 date of disability
I have been on disability since august of 2020 and it is now November 2021. I have not seen a dime from them and every time I call it's always something else they need or ... read more >
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Don't count on New York Life!!! You will be very disappointed!!!

Reviewed by Evan on October 27th 2021   Verified Policyholder | September 2021 date of disability
I had complications to a previous hip surgery. I was given some time off to get the issues figured out. During this time I had complications with my prostate gland. I ende... read more >
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Q: My father has been in STD Cigna and LTD with New York Life since Jan 2021, diagnosed Pulmonary Fibrosis due to Covid-19. Can insurance and ex job make him return to work?

Answered on January 16th 2024 by Attorney Alex Palamara
A: Walt, while no one can force your father back to work, NYL can certainly deny benefits if they believe there i... Read More >

Q: Do I have to sign agreement to pay back difference in LTD payment and SSDI payment?

Answered on November 10th 2023 by Attorney Gregory Dell
A: You do not need to sign the agreement to pay back SSDI. Disability companies try to make you do this and you a... Read More >

Q: Can NYLG just stop payment?

Answered on June 23rd 2023 by Attorney Gregory Dell
A: Moe, unfortunately long term disability insurance companies can deny benefits at anytime without notice. Conta... Read More >

Q: Can I sue my disability company for causing me to get fired from job?

Answered on April 18th 2023 by Attorney Gregory Dell
A: You can sue to recover disability benefits but you cannot sue New York Life for damages related to the loss of... Read More >
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On December 18, 2019 Cigna entered into an agreement to sell their disability insurance and life insurance division for $6.3 billion. This is... Read More >

Disability Benefit Denial Reason #4 - Your Doctor Is Misled By the Disability Company

When you're seeking disability benefits under a long term disability policy, your medical rec... Read More >

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Disability Denial Reason #2 - Change of Disability Definition & Vocational Review

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Disability Denial Reason #1 – Paper Review & IME

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New York Life Approves Disability Benefits for School Teacher With Multiple Sclerosis

Our client, a former elementary school teacher suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, contacted our office after New York Life terminated her clai... Read More >

NY Life Disability Benefits Reinstated on Appeal Despite Independent Medical Examination

Our client, a former high level medical sales representative, suffered from chronic pain stem... Read More >

Project Manager with Migraines Gets NY Life Disability Benefit Denial Reversed

Disability due to migraines is very common, but many disability insurance claims deny these l... Read More >

Cameraman suffering from chronic knee problems receives long-term disability benefits from the Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company

After several month of attempting to handle his long-term disability claims on his own, our client contacted Dell Disability Lawyers. Mutual o... Read More >

Engineer With Depression Wins Prudential LTD Appeal

The claimant is a former Senior Technology Services Engineer for Accolade, Inc. who was force... Read More >

Lincoln Denies Disability Insurance Benefits to 66 Years old Software Developer with Long Covid and MS

Our client came to us after he was denied continued Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. Previ... Read More >

Lincoln LTD Denial Reversed for an Occupational Therapist that was Denied Benefits After 24 Months

Our now client came to us after she received a denial letter following her receipt of long term disability b... Read More >

Nurse With Knee and Back Disorder Wins Hartford Disability Appeal

We represent a General Duty Nurse who was denied long term disability benefits as Hartford im... Read More >
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New Jersey claimant files suit against New York Life, Unum and Paul Revere for miscalculated disability benefits

William M. never suspected that should he need to make use of his disability insurance policy (which he had faithfully paid premiums on for ye... Read More >

Medical opinion by treating physician unreliable and unsupported by objective test

Citation: Reffkin v. N.Y. Life Ins., No. C 04-04953 CRB, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19732, (N.D. Cal. Aug. 29, 2005).Ruth Reffkin worked as an ... Read More >

Unum Wrongfully Terminated Disabled Lawyer’s Disability Claim of Depression and Anxiety Despite Improvement in His Condition

This Unum lawsuit and appeal in federal court is a great victory for all Unum disability claimants. This ca... Read More >

Federal Court Overturns Aetna Denial Of Disability Benefits

In the recent case of Ferrin v. Aetna Life Ins. Co. a federal judge from the Northern District of Illinois determined that Aetna improperly te... Read More >

Court Finds Irregularities in Procter & Gamble Long Term Disability Benefit Denial

In ERISA cases filed in a district court asking for judicial review of a plan administrator's denial of benefits, the court is generally limit... Read More >

Federal Judge Makes Companion Life Insurance Pay Long Term Disability Benefits

Companion Life tried to play games and deny long term disability benefits, but thankfully a New Mexico Federal Judge made them pay disability ... Read More >

NFL Disability Review Board Ignores Evidence of Disability and Appeal Court Reverses Lower Court Decision

In Darren Mickell v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan (Plan), Mickell spent nine years in the NFL as a defensive e... Read More >

Judge Agrees that MetLife's Denial of Long Term Disability Benefits was Reasonable

In Anne Ehlert v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife), Ehlert was a consulting pension actuary for pension plans at Towers... Read More >

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