Starting a disability leave can be overwhelming.
Deciding how and when to leave work for long term disability can be incredibly difficult and scary. When you’ve worked so hard to build your career, the idea of leaving it all behind and facing financial insecurity is unthinkable. With so much at stake, taking those first steps can feel overwhelming.
Those first steps are critical, however. Your exit from work must be timed correctly to get the disability benefits you deserve. A rushed exit could mean filing for benefits before you have sufficient evidence to support your claim. On the other hand, waiting too long to leave work increases your risk of being terminated – and may risk your right to file for benefits at all.
Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone. Riemer Hess, a firm of ERISA and long term disability attorneys headquartered in NYC, has been helping disabled professionals and executives plan successfully exit from work for over 25 years nationwide. Our claim win-rate is 95% due to our extensive knowledge of the problems disabled professionals and executives face when leaving work. Just see our 5 Step Guide to Leaving Work Protected.
Our 5-star approach to disability leaves wins.
The attorneys at Riemer Hess will tackle your unique case with our proven 5-star strategy. Long term disability insurance is our sole area of practice. We know exactly how to bypass an insurance company’s roadblocks and protect your financial future. We'll leverage our expertise to guide you at each step.
We pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach. Our firm's mission throughout the process is to make each client feel cared for, empowered, and advocated for. Our professional and executive clients trust us to reduce their stress levels and guide them smoothly through this huge transition. We take that trust seriously and deliver the results our clients need.
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How our proven disability leave strategy works.
The first step will be a consultation with one of our partner attorneys. To achieve your goals, we need to understand your unique situation. We take the time to speak with you and clearly understand your medical conditions, symptoms, and situation at work. This enables us to tailor an individual plan that will work best for you. Once we fully understand your circumstances and your goals, we’ll implement our time-tested strategy for exiting work safely, smoothly, and with dignity.
Our disability leave strategy will be custom designed to:
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Read: A Disability Leave Case Study
Patricia, a 54-year-old vice president of engineering at a major communications company, was recently diagnosed with a neurodegenerative condition called “Multiple System Atrophy.” She began to experience progressively worsening visual and cognitive problems.
As her symptoms progressed, Patricia realized it was time to start thinking about long term disability. Unsure of where to start, she contacted Riemer Hess.
With the help of Riemer Hess, Patricia discretely obtained a copy of her long term disability policy from her employer. Riemer Hess met with Patricia to learn more about her situation and understand her personal goals.
Riemer Hess learned that Patricia’s company planned to perform layoffs over the next few months, and that Patricia’s doctors had been more concerned about her visual problems than her cognitive problems. As a result, Patricia had treated with many eye specialists, but no cognitive specialists yet.
Riemer Hess immediately sprang into action by developing a personalized plan to protect Patricia while she exited work.
After obtaining Patricia’s medical records and confirming her doctor was supportive of her disability, Riemer Hess helped Patricia undergo cognitive testing with a qualified neuropsychologist. When the results were ready, Riemer Hess carefully reviewed the neuropsychological report to ensure it was complete and supportive.
When the time was right, Riemer Hess instructed Patricia to call in sick to work and see her doctor. With the assistance of Riemer Hess, Patricia’s doctor provided a letter stating she could no longer work due to her condition. Riemer Hess immediately provided the letter to Patricia’s employer.
Patricia’s employer was planning to fire her the very next day – which would have meant she could not claim disability insurance benefits. Thankfully, Patricia was protected.
When Riemer Hess filed Patricia’s disability claim, the insurance company approved it within a few short weeks. Patricia was able to rest easy knowing her future was in good hands.
Call today to help start your disability leave
The long term disability attorneys at Riemer Hess can assess your situation, explain your legal rights and options, and answer any questions you have about long term disability insurance. To schedule your consultation, contact Riemer Hess today at 212-297-0700 or click the button below to schedule your exploratory call.