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Fighting for the short-term disability benefits you need

When you are unable to work due to a disabling medical condition, it can be disheartening. You may feel overwhelmed by the fact that you cannot earn a living to support yourself and your Ohio family. You may have short-term disability insurance through your employer or a personal insurance policy, but what happens if you have trouble getting the support you need?

If your limitations from your injury will likely not last long or it is not clear how long your recovery will last, you probably have valid grounds to file a short-term disability claim. This means that you will be able to get financial support for a limited amount of time or until you are able to go back to work. If you do not recover as expected, you may be able to then seek long-term disability benefits. 

What is temporary disability?

The intent of temporary disability benefits is to provide support for individuals who are unable to work for a limited period of time. Even with a valid injury or serious illness, it is common for employers or even the private insurance company to deny a short-term disability claim. If you cannot get what you need, you have the right to continue your fight and challenge the reason for denial.

There are some limits to short-term disability benefits, but it may make sense for you to file a claim if you only expect to be away from work for three to six months. Some policies can extend benefits longer than that. These benefits will run out after a certain amount of time, after which you will be on your own to either return to work or find other sources of support.

Short-term to long-term disability

Sometimes, recovery doesn't always go as expected. You may find that after a certain amount of time, you are not getting better, and you may not be able to get back to work under your current physical condition. A short-term disability claim can eventually become a long-term disability claim, and it is not always easy to traverse the process of getting extended benefits.

If you believe it makes sense to seek additional benefits, you will find it beneficial to learn more about how you can do this with minimal setbacks and complications. When it is your financial security on the line, you will find it helpful to work with an attorney who can help you deal with insurance companies, employers and other parties.

Help from the beginning

It's not easy to confront the tactics used by both employers and insurance companies. Their priority is their bottom line, not your well-being, even if you have a valid injury and up-to-date policy. It may help you to start with an assessment of your case and explanation of your options, even from the beginning stages of your claim.

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