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Category: Illnesses - Anxiety

Your Insurer May Try to Characterize Your Physical Disability as a Mental Illness

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People who suffer from a disability causing both physical and mental symptoms can face certain challenges in filing their long term disability claims.  Insurers often try to categorize these claims as strictly "mental" in an  effort to limit liability.  This is because most long term disability policies limit benefits to 12 or 24 months when the disability is caused by a mental illness. Under these provisions, benefits will stop after one or two years even if you remain totally disabled.
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