Back problems that may qualify you for long-term disability benefits

Individuals with back pain that prevents them from being able to continue working may be eligible for long-term disability (LTD) benefits. Since many claims involving back pain are denied by insurance companies, citing a lack of evidence that supports the alleged levels of pain, it’s important to understand how to qualify for benefits. The¬†following are some of the back problems that often qualify individuals for LTD benefits:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Any kinds of inflammations in the back like sacroiliitis, arachnoiditis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Spinal stenosis

Regardless of your condition, you must provide adequate documentation that proves that your back problem is so debilitating that you would be unable to maintain employment.

Due to how often back problem claims for long-term disability benefits are denied, it is important to consult with an attorney throughout the filing process. An Indiana attorney with the Hankey Law Office may be able to help you file for these critical benefits. Call our office today at (800) 520-3633.