How Could the COVID-19 Response Affect my Long-Term Disability Claim?

Your LJBLegal Team is taking a proactive approach to providing continued legal services to our current and prospective clients.

Our team is prepared and confident in our ability to continue to serve you to the best of our ability.

Your case is important and is not being put on hold

If you have an ERISA long-term disability case, we understand that you have many concerns about what is happening to your LTD claim during this time.  Fighting for long-term disability benefits can be a long and frustrating process and this just piles one more concern into the mix.

How COVID-19 Could Affect You If You are Currently Receiving Disability Benefits –

How will Covid-19 affect my long-term disability claim?You should experience no disruption in your payments.  There may be some slight delays associated with reduced workforces across the country, but we expect all payments to continue being made in a timely fashion. 

How COVID-19 Could Affect Your LTD Claim If Your Case is at the Administrative Appeal Level–

We expect your appeal to continue as expected and decisions to be made in a timely fashion by LTD providers.  There may be some slight delays associated with reduced workforces across the country, but we expect all appeal submissions and decisions to continue being made in a timely fashion. 

How COVID-19 Could Affect Your LTD Claim If Your Case is in Federal Court -

While these courts are also limiting access for trials and hearings, this generally does not affect ERISA LTD denial cases because most are submitted and decided on electronic documents.  We expect your long-term disability federal appeal to continue as expected and decisions to be made in a timely fashion.  There may be some slight delays associated with reduced workforces across the country, but we expect all LTD cases to continue moving forward in a timely fashion.  We are also seeing minimal delays with mediations or settlements in such cases.

We've been working to keep all of our clients updated as the situation continually changes. 

Your health and well-being are important to us and we hope that you are able to isolate and quarantine yourself at this time.  For the safety of you and our team members, we are not having in-person meetings at this time, but we are available to answer your questions and discuss your case. 

If you have a question about your specific case, please give us a call at 985-240-9773.

Loyd J. Bourgeois
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