Short Term Disability Insurance
If you have suffered an injury and are unable to work, you may be entitled to Short-term Disability Insurance Benefits.
Short-term Disability Insurance Benefits are available to individuals who are unable to perform all of the duties of their job and who are under the regular and continued care of a physician. A Short-term Disability Insurance policy may be provided by your employer or you may purchase a private individual insurance policy.
In the absence of your paycheck, a Short-term Disability Insurance policy will pay you a percentage of your salary, usually 60% of your salary, during the time that you are unable to work, generally for up to six months. If you feel that your disability will prevent you from working for more than 6 months, you should inquire about Long-term Disability Insurance Benefits immediately through your employer’s Human Resources department
If you have applied for and been denied Short-term Disability Insurance Benefits from your insurance company, the disability attorneys at The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore can help.
If you have filed a claim through your employer’s Human Resources department or through your private insurance company and have been denied coverage, it’s important to contact an attorney right away, prior to filing for an appeal on your own. You can only file an appeal once and it needs to contain all the documentation necessary to support your appeal. For the best chance of succeeding to keep your claim in pay, our attorneys will work with you to develop the administrative record for your appeal by submitting all the evidence you need to get the benefits you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, the team of highly skilled disability insurance benefits attorneys are ready to help you get the Short-term Disability Benefits you deserve.
Call 1-800-CANT-WORK or contact us online today to get started on your case.
New Jersey Residents: If you don’t have coverage under a private short-term disability insurance benefit policy and work in the state of New Jersey, fill out an application for state disability benefits to receive monetary benefits for up to a year.
In some cases, Short-term Disability Insurance may not provide you with the coverage you need.
- If you are unable to work due to an injury suffered on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation.
- If you are unable to work for more than a year, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits.
- If you are a veteran and have suffered an injury during your military service, you may be entitled to Veterans Disability Compensation.
The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore is located at:
1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102
201 Laurel Rd – 8th Floor
Voorhees, NJ 08043