Arkansas Disability Lawyers | Long Term Disability, VA Disability Benefits (2022)

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Do you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working? If you need help getting long term disability insurance benefits or appealing a VA claim denial, contact our firm.

At Tucker Disability Law, our nationally recognized firm can give you the best chance at winning the benefits you need. Our Arkansas disability lawyers welcome discussing your case during a free consultation.

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Disability Insurance Claims

Employer or Group Disability Insurance in Arkansas

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Individual Disability Insurance in Arkansas

The Disability Insurance Claim Process

Insurance Company Investigation

The Appeals Process

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Filing a Lawsuit

VA Disability in Arkansas

How to Win VA Disability Benefits in Arkansas

Filing a VA Disability Claim

Appealing a VA Disability Claim Denial

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Disability Insurance Claims

Employer or Group Disability Insurance in Arkansas

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that governs group disability plans offered by employers. ERISA protects individuals and the interests of employee benefit plans. If your disability insurance is provided by your employer or you pay for coverage under an employer’s group disability plan, your plan is subject to ERISA.

There are many individuals across the United States that receive their insurance plans from employers. With this being the case, ERISA has a major impact on long term disability insurance claims and short term disability insurance claims.

Questions About Filing an ERISA Claim?

There are many deadlines and complex procedures that claimants have to follow to ensure they have the best chance of getting their ERISA claims approved. At Tucker Disability Law, our Arkansas disability lawyers can help you file your initial claim, appeal a denied claim and litigate for your benefits if needed. We have extensive experience handling ERISA disability insurance claims for our clients.

Individual Disability Insurance in Arkansas

An individual purchases their own coverage when they have an individual disability insurance policy. This means that individual disability insurance coverage is not provided by an employer and is not subject to ERISA. State laws and the policy govern it.

Do you need to file a short term or long term disability insurance claim? If so, you need an experienced attorney to help you navigate your options. Our attorneys can help you determine how to file and how to appeal if your claim is denied.

The Disability Insurance Claim Process

Disability insurance benefits can be a vital source of income when you are unable to work due to an injury or illness. However, the disability insurance claim process is complicated to navigate without help. That is why our firm is here to help guide you through the process.

Filing Your Initial Claim

When you begin to file a claim, you will start by completing the claimant forms. Even during this first step of the process, it is important to understand that there are key differences between filing for group or individual disability insurance benefits.

At Tucker Disability Law, our Arkansas disability lawyers can help you understand the differences between the two claim processes. Our attorneys can also help you gather strong evidence and account for everything within your initial claim. With an experienced attorney on your side, you can significantly improve your chances of receiving an approval on your short or long term disability insurance claim.

Insurance Company Investigation

Once you file, the insurance company will investigate your long term disability insurance claim. When the insurance company is investigating your claim they will typically look at the following:

  • Claim forms
  • Medical records
  • Physician’s forms
  • Supporting evidence

Your insurance company may also ask you to take a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). When this happens, you should immediately contact a disability attorney to find out how to protect your benefits. Many insurance companies are looking for ways to deny you the benefits you deserve.

The Appeals Process

When the insurance company denies your claim or has not approved the benefits you believe are fair, you can choose to appeal your claim. However, how you handle your appeal will depend on whether you have a group or individual disability insurance policy.

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It is crucial that an experienced Arkansas disability attorney help you at this stage. We recommend speaking to our law firm about filing a long term disability insurance appeal. Our firm can help you prepare your appeal, meet appeal deadlines and help you file a lawsuit if your appeal is denied.

Filing a Lawsuit

If you receive a notice of your appeal denial, you are eligible at this point of the process to file a lawsuit against your insurance company. The disability lawyers at Tucker Disability Law can litigate on your behalf to get you the benefits you deserve.

VA Disability in Arkansas

In the state of Arkansas, if you are a veteran who is injured and unable to work, you may be eligible for VA disability benefits. It is important to know that it could take anywhere from a few months to years to receive these benefits. It is a long process that includes the time it takes to file and process your initial claim and the many appeals that may follow.

The Arkansas disability lawyers with Tucker Disability Law want to guide you through this process. See the following guide to learn how to win VA disability benefits. If you receive a claim denial after you have completed this process, contact our VA disability lawyers. We can help you navigate from your denial to appeal your claim.

State Resources

How to Win VA Disability Benefits in Arkansas

Before you file your VA disability claim, you need to determine your eligibility for benefits. According to the VA, to be eligible for VA disability benefits you must have:

  • A disability rating of a service-connected condition
  • Served in active duty or inactive duty training

Additionally, you must have become injured or ill while serving, had an injury worsened by serving, or have a disability that surfaced after serving. If you meet all of the eligibility criteria, your next step is to begin filing your claim.

Filing a VA Disability Claim

When filing your disability claim, you have a few options. You can file online, through the mail or at the Little Rock Regional Office. To ensure you are filing a strong claim, you need to gather as much supporting documentation and evidence as you can. Consider the following:

  • Hospital records
  • VA medical records
  • Discharge papers
  • A written statement about your condition
  • Witness statements from fellow service members

Appealing a VA Disability Claim Denial

Did you receive a denial for your VA disability claim? If your claim was denied, you can use what is called a Notice of Disagreement to appeal part or all of the decision.

Once you submit the Notice of Disagreement, the Decision Review Officer will either determine there is not a sufficient amount of evidence to accept your appeal or they will approve your appeal. If your appeal is not successful with the Decision Review Officer, you can take your appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

Our nationally recognized law firm fights for veterans throughout the state to recover VA service connected compensation they need after a claim denial. Contact our firm to discuss your appeal during a free consultation.

Cities We Serve

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  • Little Rock
  • Fort Smith
  • Fayetteville
  • Springdale
  • Jonesboro
  • North Little Rock
  • Conway
  • Rogers
  • Pine Bluff
  • Bentonville

Call Our Arkansas Disability Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you need help getting the disability benefits you need, contact our firm today. At Tucker Disability Law, we can help you understand your legal options and fight for the benefits you deserve. Use the expertise of our disability attorneys to make the insurance companies and government pay. Contact us at (866) 282-5260 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

FAQs

What is the most approved disability? ›

1. Arthritis. Arthritis and other musculoskeletal disabilities are the most commonly approved conditions for disability benefits. If you are unable to walk due to arthritis, or unable to perform dexterous movements like typing or writing, you will qualify.

How can I speed up my disability? ›

Here are some more ways to speed up your disability application.
  1. Requesting an OTR Decision. ...
  2. Requesting an Attorney Advisor Decision. ...
  3. Compassionate Allowances List. ...
  4. Terminal Illnesses. ...
  5. Presumptive Disability. ...
  6. Dire Need. ...
  7. Military Service Members. ...
  8. Contacting a Member of Congress.

What percentage of disability claims are denied? ›

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the average acceptance rate of initial applications is 22 percent, and approximately 63 percent of SSDI applications are denied. Understanding why these applications are not approved may help you be successful if you need to apply for benefits.

How does long term disability work? ›

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance provides financial assistance when a covered plan member is unable to work due to an accident, illness or injury that prevents them from completing the duties of their own occupation. Depending on the nature of the disability, the benefit can provide income replacement up to age 65.

What is the hardest state to get disability? ›

Oklahoma is the hardest state to get for Social Security disability. This state has an SSDI approval rate of only 33.4% in 2020 and also had the worst approval rate in 2019 with 34.6% of SSDI applications approved. Alaska had the second-worst approval rate, with 35.3% of applications approved in 2020 and 36.2% in 2019.

What conditions are automatically approved for disability? ›

Some impairments are automatically treated as a disability. You'll be covered if you have: cancer, including skin growths that need removing before they become cancerous. a visual impairment - this means you're certified as blind, severely sight impaired, sight impaired or partially sighted.

How can I survive waiting on disability? ›

While you wait for disability benefits to be approved, consider seeking assistance through other local, state, and federal support programs. These may include: Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Does everyone get turned down the first time for disability? ›

No, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not deny everyone the first time they apply. However, it does initially deny nearly two-thirds of all Social Security disability applications.

What is a compassionate allowance? ›

Compassionate Allowances are a way to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet Social Security's standards for disability benefits. These conditions primarily include certain cancers, adult brain disorders, and a number of rare disorders that affect children.

Is it harder to get SSI or SSDI? ›

According to government statistics for applications filed in 2018, many people receive technical denials: 45% for SSDI applicants and 18% for SSI. In that same year, approval rates at the application level based on medical eligibility alone were 41% for SSDI and 37% for SSI.

How much Social Security disability will I get if I make $60 000 a year? ›

That adds up to $2,096.48 as a monthly benefit if you retire at full retirement age. Put another way, Social Security will replace about 42% of your past $60,000 salary. That's a lot better than the roughly 26% figure for those making $120,000 per year.

What's the difference between SSI and SSDI? ›

The major difference is that SSI determination is based on age/disability and limited income and resources, whereas SSDI determination is based on disability and work credits. In addition, in most states, an SSI recipient will automatically qualify for health care coverage through Medicaid.

Is SS disability hard to get? ›

But unfortunately, obtaining SSDI benefits is not easy. In fact, it's rather difficult. Approximately 70% of initial SSDI claims are denied every year. In other words, less than one-third of initial claims are approved.

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