Can I Get LTD Benefits for Bipolar Disorder?

If you are someone who lives with bipolar disorder, you understand how it can affect your day-to-day life. Often, those who live with bipolar disorder struggle with mood swings between manic and depressive episodes. Unfortunately, having to deal with some of the many hurdles bipolar disorder can throw someone’s way may affect their ability to return to work. If you are someone who is struggling with your bipolar disorder, you may qualify for LTD benefits, which can help you financially, as you are unable to collect a paycheck from your job. Our experienced nationwide long term disability attorneys have fought on behalf of countless individuals in the past, and we are prepared to do the same for you. Here are some of the questions you may have for our firm:

Will my bipolar disorder qualify for long term disability benefits?

If you are someone with bipolar disorder, you may wonder if you are eligible for long term disability benefits. In many cases, fortunately, those with bipolar disorder do qualify for long term disability. That being said, to qualify, the insurance company will have to determine whether your condition truly prevents you from returning to work. Bipolar I and Bipolar II are the two types of bipolar disorder, and you will have to prove that you have either. You must first prove that you were diagnosed bipolar by a psychiatrist and are actively taking medication to treat it. It is always best to have a detailed letter from your psychiatrist explaining your condition and how it affects your daily life. Our firm has helped countless individuals who struggle with mental illness over the years, and we are prepared to help you as well. As long as we can prove that you truly qualify, you should receive either monthly insurance payments or one lump-sum payment. We are prepared to fight for the benefits you deserve.

When will I receive my first long term disability payment?

As you know, receiving your first LTD payment is a time-sensitive matter. Fortunately, most people receive their first payment within 90 days of being approved. However, this is not always the case. In some cases, people can wait up to a year, and sometimes more. Our firm is here to help expedite the process and ensure you receive the benefits you need, when you need them. Give Walker & Hern a call today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Contact our experienced nationwide firm

If you or someone you know is looking to receive long term disability benefits and needs the help of an experienced attorney, speak with our nationwide LTD attorneys today. Our firm has significant experience helping people just like you obtain or defend their long term disability benefits. Contact Walker & Hern for a free consultation.

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