Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Qualify for Long Term Disability?

There are few ailments more common, albeit potentially severe than arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a very serious medical condition that for some, can prevent them from returning to work. People with rheumatoid arthritis suffer from a wide array of symptoms, including chronic fatigue, painful or stiff joints, fevers, and, in the worse cases, rheumatoid arthritis can even begin to affect the kidneys and heart. If you are someone with rheumatoid arthritis, you may currently find yourself unable to return to work. This is what Walker & Hern is for. We are here to help fight for the long term disability benefits you deserve and need to carry on without a paycheck from your job. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced nationwide long term disability attorneys to learn more about whether your rheumatoid arthritis qualifies for long term disability benefits and how we can help you through every step of the way. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if my rheumatoid arthritis qualifies for long term disability?

Unfortunately for those with rheumatoid arthritis, receiving LTD benefits can actually be quite complicated. That being said, with the right attorney and supporting medical documentation on your side, it can be done. To qualify, you must prove that you suffer from repeated flare-ups of your arthritis that cause fever, unexplained weight loss, or malaise, you should qualify. You should also qualify if you can prove that the arthritis is significantly present in your leg or arm joints in such a way that it prevents you, or makes it very challenging for you to use your hands, legs, or otherwise perform simple movements. When we file your claim, we will back it up with your medical history, test results, doctor’s notes, and more. In many cases, as long as a person qualifies, he or she should receive the disability benefits they need within 90 days.

How can long term disability insurance help me?

When someone qualifies for long term disability insurance, they should receive either one lump-sum payment or monthly insurance payments. This financial relief should provide you with peace of mind, knowing that you are covered financially despite being unable to return to work. Our legal team is here to help you through every step of the process ahead–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

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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