Lymphoma is a serious type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, lowering individuals’ abilities to fight off infections. The two primary types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Those with lymphoma tend to suffer from various symptoms on a daily basis, including fevers, persistent fatigue, night sweats, itchy skin, weight loss, shortness of breath, and all of the physical effects that rounds of chemo or radiation can have on a person. If you are someone with lymphoma, you must read on and reach out to our experienced long term disability attorneys to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the main function of long term disability insurance?
Long term disability insurance is designed to help those who are no longer capable of returning to work. If you can prove that you truly need disability benefits, you will receive either one lump-sum payment or monthly insurance payments. However, insurance companies are often greedy and will try whatever they can to deny you the benefits you truly need. This is why you must reach out to an experienced long term disability attorney as soon as you possibly can.
Does lymphoma qualify for long term disability benefits?
For your lymphoma to qualify for long term disability benefits, you will have to prove that it is either Indolent lymphoma requiring more than one round of chemo within the year, or aggressive lymphoma that does not disappear after one round of chemo or radiation. That being said, those who have received a bone marrow transplant will automatically be approved for one year’s worth of insurance benefits. To prove your claim, however, your attorney will have to present various types of evidence, including medical history, doctor’s notes, and more. Our firm can help ensure you have all the necessary information on-hand before filing.
When can I expect to begin receiving disability payments?
Generally, you will receive disability benefits within 90 days of them being granted. However, there are instances where we have seen people wait months, or even over a year to receive long term disability benefits that they and their families need. This can be detrimental to those who depend on their paycheck to maintain their standard of living, which is why our firm will work to ensure you receive your disability payments as soon as possible.
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If you or someone you know is looking to receive long term disability benefits and needs the help of an experienced attorney, contact Walker & Hern today.
Our firm has significant experience helping people just like you retain or defend their Long Term Disability Benefits. Contact Walker & Hern for a free consultation.