Lymphoma is a serious type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, and if you are someone with lymphoma, you may find yourself unable to return to work. This is because those with lymphoma often suffer from a wide array of symptoms, including weight loss, side effects from chemotherapy, the inability to fight off infections, chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, and more. Unfortunately, aside from the physical effects of lymphoma, being unable to return to work can make matters even more complicated in a financial sense. If you are currently in such a situation, you need an experienced long term disability attorney on your side. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about long term disability benefits and how we can help you receive them if you have lymphoma. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the benefits of long term disability?
If we can prove that you truly qualify for long term disability benefits, you will receive either a one lump-sum insurance payout or monthly insurance payments. This financial assistance should help preserve your standard of living in spite of missing your regular paycheck from being unable to return to work.
Does lymphoma qualify for long term disability benefits?
Unfortunately, insurance companies are often more concerned about their bottom line than they are for your well-being, which is why we will have to prove that your lymphoma truly qualifies you for long term disability benefits. To qualify for these benefits, we must prove that you either have aggressive lymphoma that did not disappear after one round of chemotherapy, or that you have Indolent lymphoma that requires more than one round of chemo within the year. If you are someone who has received a bone marrow transplant, you should receive at least one year’s worth of long term disability benefits. We will have to provide extensive documentation to prove that you truly qualify for long term disability benefits, such as doctor’s notes, your medical history, and more.
How long does it take for my first LTD payment to come in?
For most people, they will receive their first long term disability payment within 90 days of qualifying. That being said, this is not always the case. In some instances, people will have to wait months, or even more than a year to receive their first payment. Our firm is here to move the process along as swiftly as possible to help ensure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
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.