• What Can I Do If The Disability Insurance Company Is Delaying Disability Payments?

What can I do if the disability insurance company is delaying disability payments?

Disability attorney Cesar Gavidia discusses what options a claimant may have when their disability insurance company has delayed their payments.

If a disability insurance company has been dragging their feet, it’s been more than 90 days that they haven’t paid disability benefits, they’ve continued to be – telling you they’ve been evaluating your claim, it’s advisable that at this point you probably should contact a disability lawyer to begin representing you against them. The reality is, is that once you have a lawyer involved who’s familiar with these tactics, who’s familiar with these insurance companies, and need to hold their feet to the fire, the insurance company may act at that point. Usually, individually claimants don’t have that type of firepower; don’t have that type of knowledge and experience to deal with these insurance companies. So if you have a particular issue with one of these companies where they’ve been dragging their feet, they haven’t paid your disability benefits, please contact us.

Comments (4)

  • Sheila, I am sorry to hear how the insurance company is treating you. We offer application and claim handling assistance. Please contact us for a free consultation so that we can learn more about your claim and hopefully assist you in getting your benefits approved as soon as possible.

    Alex Palamara Nov 29, 2022  #4

  • I pay long term and short term disability through my job. However I had surgery in August and I received payment for September only. They are dragging really slow about continuing my payments. I have exhausted short term and I have filed for long term. At this point I am paying my monthly payment without my employer. My payment of 195.04 every two weeks has drained me. What can be done to get the money I am owed?

    Shelia Nov 28, 2022  #3

  • Stephanie,

    We offer various fee arrangements, to include hourly rates and contingency fee arrangements. Please feel free to contact our office top discuss how we may be able to assist you. If you do not have a copy of your disability policy, please secure a copy.

    Stephen Jessup Dec 30, 2014  #2

  • What is the approximate cost to pay an attorney at Dell & Schaefer to file a long term disability claim? The basis for my questions has to do with a low income client?

    Additionally, how is this payment made when funding is not available?

    Thank you.

    Stephanie Dec 29, 2014  #1

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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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