Winning LTD Claims at the Initial Application Level: Troy Rosasco to Lecture at NOSSCR Disabitlity Lawyer Conference in Washington DCThursday, April 23, 2009
I will be speaking at the NOSSCR Disability Attorney Conference on May 13, 2009 in Washington, DC on the topic of: Winning Long Term Disability Claims at the Initial Level. As those of you who read this blog regularly know, I am a big ( must do, mandatory, stupid if you don’t) proponent of at least consulting with a long term disability lawyer prior to filing for LTD on your own. The deceptively simple process is a minefield for the already disabled novice, and proceeding without at least some legal advice might jeopardize your economic security.
A simple one hour consultation with a long term disability attorney (either in the office or by phone) can teach you how to avoid the top five deadly mistakes which will allow the disability insurance company to deny you claim the first time around. I file long term disability denial appeals every day. These appeals can be costly and take months to resolve, all while you are struggling to pay the mortgage and your children’s college tuition. You do not want to appeal a claim you could have won with the right assistance during the initial application level. Below is an a description of my presentation to the Social Security disability lawyers in attendance:
There was once a time when many of us told clients to apply on their own for SSDI, and call us only if denied. Today, many of us help our clients with the initial SSDI applications stage. Even more so than with SSDI claimants, you should be helping your clients strategize and prepare a bullet-proof application in the adversarial arena of ERISA long term disability claims. This session will explore ways to overcome and avoid the inherent traps and pitfalls used by long term disability insurers to deny claims at the initial application level, thereby preventing costly and time-consuming appeals for claimants.
NOSSCR is the premier disability lawyer association in the country with over 3000 members. It has been an honor to be a member of their Board of Directors representing the New York and Connecticut area for the last three years. More than 1000 disability claim advocates are expected at the upcoming Washington, DC conference. Hopefully, many will attend my lecture to refine their advocacy skills when it comes to long term disability claims. Hope to see you there!