When you unveil your denial letter, it’s normal to feel an overwhelming rush of emotions. A denial letter can make you feel invisible and insignificant, but it’s important to know that you aren’t any of those things. In fact, you might not have known that you can and should appeal your claim. However, before you do that, you should know these useful tips for appealing a short-term disability claim ruling.
Find Out Why
After you find out about your denial, it can feel frustrating, but that letter isn’t the end. You have the right to appeal that claim. In order to do so, one of the first things you should do is find out the reason for your denial.
In most cases, your letter will explain the reasons for your denial in detail. If you don’t see this information, you should speak with the company immediately so that they can explain.
When To File
You don’t want to find yourself preparing to appeal your short-term disability claim ruling only to find out the deadline has passed. Typically, you will have a 60-day window for appealing. That said, it’s still beneficial to know with absolute certainty what your deadline is.
Your letter will usually detail the deadline, but you can always call the company to double-check. The last thing you want to do is miss your deadline to file, as it voids your right to contest the claim.
Support Your Claim
You want to ensure the claims examiner has every document needed, as this increases the likelihood of a fair outcome. You might consider contacting your case examiners and inquiring about the supporting document they used to make their decision. You might find that there’s missing information that could support the approval of your claim.
Work With a Lawyer
Traversing the complicated ins and outs of the Employment Development Department is nothing short of difficult and exhausting. You don’t want to find yourself running in circles.
That’s why one of the best things you can do to ensure optimal outcomes is to work with a California state disability attorney. At Pershing Square Law, we are the attorneys you can trust to get you through the lengthy appeal process. Call us today so that we can schedule an evaluation of your case.