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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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How To Help Your Doctor With Your Long-Term Disability Claim

by Lillian Wheeler

When you are seeking long-term disability benefits, your doctor and a long-term disability attorney will be in your corner helping you. However, you will need to ask your doctor to assist you in your long-term disability claim. 

Issues to Look Out For

Your doctor's goal is to help you feel better so that you can get back to work. Unfortunately, examinations that patients often receive from their doctors can be cursory and may not provide the detail that is necessary to file a long-term disability claim. Often, your doctor is not focused on helping you obtain long-term disability benefits unless you clarify that this is your goal. 

The Disability Insurance Form

An insurance provider will offer you an insurance form that will allow your doctor to more easily assist you when helping you prove that you're disabled. However, even with this form, you will likely need to guide your doctor. For one, you will need to explain the purpose of the form. Your doctor will need to know what your work responsibilities are.

Helping Your Physician

Consider keeping a journal so you can write down the struggles that you experience every day. Write down a number from one to ten that describes how much pain you experienced on that particular day.

If your doctor knows you very well, they may simply write down some quick notes based on what you have told them. However, you will want to make sure that the doctor's notes match with what you are claiming. Otherwise, your case may be denied

Unfortunately, many doctors can find it difficult to figure out what an insurance provider wants. You may also struggle to figure this out and you may consider working with a long term disability attorney. Fortunately, working with insurance providers is a service that attorneys typically provide and they may also communicate directly with your physician. 

Responding to a Denied Claim

If your claim is denied, you will want to send a copy of the letter you received denying your claim to your long-term disability attorney. Then, your attorney can help you determine if there are any changes you can make that will help you be approved. In some cases, you are simply not eligible. For example, you might be making too much money. In other cases, you may be eligible when you provide the necessary documents. Contact a law service, such as Iler and Iler, for more information.