How cancer patients can receive LTD benefits

Cancer patients should note that they are not automatically eligible to receive long-term disability (LTD) benefits given their condition. To become eligible for these benefits, cancer patients must prove that they can no longer perform their job to earn an income.

Regardless of the cancer stage, individuals applying for benefits should be aware that their claims will undergo rigorous review. It is important for cancer patients to get a copy of their claim file from their LTD plan provider. The LTD claim should include all pertinent medical records that support their disability. Medical exam results from x-rays, ultrasounds, bone scans, MRI’s, and biopsies are some of the evidence cancer patients need to include in their file. Cancer patients may want to consider obtaining statements from co-workers, supervisors, relatives and friends to prove that their daily living has been impacted by their severe condition.

Cancer patients who are filing for LTD benefits in Indiana may want to enlist the help of an attorney at the Hankey Law Office to ensure there is strong evidence to support their claim. Call us today at (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may work for you.