When you experience an injury or develop a medical condition that prevents you from working on a long-term basis, you may be eligible to receive long-term disability benefits.
In Arizona long-term disability benefits can be obtained through a private disability policy if you purchased one for yourself. In Arizona-long term disability benefits may also be available through a group insurance policy provided by your employer. These types of plans may be protected through ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). If you believe you are eligible for long-term disability benefits under a private or group plan and you are not receiving the benefits you think you deserve, we may be able to help. Employees of the State or other government entities, such as the City of Phoenix, may also be eligible for long-term disability benefits through governmental programs, such as the Arizona State Retirement System.
In addition, long-term disability benefits may also be obtained through the Social Security Administration (SSA). This is an option for those with medical conditions causing severe impairments that have lasted or that will last for a year or more and are unable to earn at least $1010 per month. (Different rules apply to those suffering from blindness.) Getting approved for SSA benefits can be very challenging, so you may well need a legal advocate to assist in the process.
To speak to an Arizona Disability Benefits lawyer about options for Arizona long-term disability benefits, call an Arizona Social Security disability lawyer from Schiffman Law Office, P.C. at (602) 235-0539.