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I have a question I have been placed on disability from my job my question is? I bought into short-term and long-term disability. The company I got it give me a hard time getting paid my disability, apparently they have paid me my short-term disability. ( I got check is in the mail, but I have not received it yet.) My question is after you acquire your short term disability how long after that does the long-term disability go into affect.?I am only 57. How long do you receive the launch of this ability. If nobody knows how can I find this out?

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30-45 days, but that's after a doctor verify you're disable and that it's long term. Get a lawyer. MS Society can refer you to a lawyer for this issue. Good luck.

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ssdw1958 in reply to Royjr

Thank you for your response.

My LTD says 30days after disability. I'm about to find out...

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ssdw1958 in reply to erash

Well I got the short term as they say the check is on the mail we will see I have the insurance companies rep phone conferencing me to day I will see how this goes question how long to receive disability Ins.

I have Primary Progressive MS. I had a long term disability insurance policy for many years prior to being diagnosed with MS. I could not perform my job anymore as my career required me to be physically capable. I applied for benefits with the insurance carrier. After ninety days, the insurance company approved my benefit. They started paying a monthly check that was substantial. A few months went by and the insurance company hired a private company to obtain social security disability on their dime. Six months later, I was approved and now I receive both a check from the insurance company and social security disability.

The answer to your question would be if you if you can no longer perform your job due to your physical limitations, you should be able to obtain your long term benefit and SSD. Hope this helps?

Thank you for your response.

I had STD and LTD thru my work, but I paid extra to have the additional coverage. Fortunately I had some benefit time built up that held me over until they "evaluated" the paperwork from my doctor. Then I was required to apply for Social Security Disability before they would pay me. Which is stressful, but is OK once I accepted needing to be on it. Then they pay me the difference between what I receive from Soc. Sec. and the percentage of my working income I would have received. I was 58 at the time and have been receiving for two years. I should receive until I'm 65. I did not have a lawyer and my employer didn't give me any info about the process either. They review doctor office visits each time I go. Not going to say they are nice to me, but I receive a check every month. Hope this helps some.

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ssdw1958 in reply to kathy5500

My problem is I work for the state and social security is not taken out, not good. And my retirement is under 300 so I do need this long term disability . I just want this to be done with, if you know what I mean.

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kathy5500 in reply to ssdw1958

I DO know what you mean! It is so stressful to go through this, which can't be good for us. The company that the LTD is through should be able to provide you with info telling you exactly what is required. I hope you can get some answers.

Thank you for your support

ssdw1958 there are a lot of factors. Feel free to PM me with questions. I maybe can help you out, since I just went through all of this and now receive Social Security. It can all be confusing!

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