Long Term Disability is disability offered through your employer’s insurance. Some people also purchase their own private disability plans.
This type of disability is different than Social Security disability, and you need a different kind of lawyer! Instead of looking for lawyers listed as “disability lawyers,” try looking for a lawyer who specializes in employment law or “ERISA law”.
Where to Find Lawyers
💠 The NELA website includes a list of lawyers who help with employment law.
💠 You can also search for ERISA lawyers on: AVVO. Type in “erisa” and the name of your area.
💠 Tip: Some ERISA lawyers will work with you from any state. You don’t need to limit yourself to just your local area.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lawyers recommended by readers with ME and CFS cases:
💠 Kantor and Kantor – Here’s a podcast interview with Andrew Kantor: Navigating the Disability Process for those with ME/CFS
ERISA lawyers can be expensive and some will take a part of your check every month for the rest of your life. Read your contract carefully and make thoughtful decisions about how much to pay a lawyer.
Tools for Troublemakers
Social Security Disability
Many people have two different lawyers: One for Long Term Disability and one for Social Security:
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