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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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This has nothing to do with the VA. But I hoped you guys and gals might have some advice. I enrolled in disability insurance offered to employees where I work in 6/06 (outside company Genworth Financial). In 8/06 I was told my bladder and uterus had prolapes and needed a hysterectomy. Missed 5 weeks of work, so I filed a claim. Got a letter over the weekend stating I was deined since I had been treated for a urinary track injection in 2/06. Can they get away with this. I'm sure if my bladder had proplapsped then it may have caused my UTI. But who can say that for sure. The first time my doctors found the prolapsed bladder and uterus was in 8/06. I'm really ticked, money is tight and next month is Christmas!!!

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Deedee,

You need to read your policy........I would think that they are saying that this was a preexisting condition , and therefore not covered in the limits set by the policy.

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I know that, my question is how can they say that a urinary tract infection is the caused my bladder and uterus to prolapse. Lots of people with normal bladders & uterus get UTI's. Saying the UTI in Feb is related to the hysterectomy & bladder tact is at best a guess on their part. I have read my policy, be pretty dumb not to....

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This has nothing to do with the VA. But I hoped you guys and gals might have some advice. I enrolled in disability insurance offered to employees where I work in 6/06 (outside company Genworth Financial). In 8/06 I was told my bladder and uterus had prolapes and needed a hysterectomy. Missed 5 weeks of work, so I filed a claim. Got a letter over the weekend stating I was deined since I had been treated for a urinary track injection in 2/06. Can they get away with this. I'm sure if my bladder had proplapsped then it may have caused my UTI. But who can say that for sure. The first time my doctors found the prolapsed bladder and uterus was in 8/06. I'm really ticked, money is tight and next month is Christmas!!!

DeeDee,

you can appeal the insurance company decision. Most companies have an arbitration board or committee. What you will need is the doctors statement that when he examined you, there was no prolapse. Submit his letter and tell them you want riembursment for your lost revenue. If they do not you will be sending your evidense to the insurance commisioner and will be filing a formal complaint.

You should be able to get reconsideration. The claims person is not a doctor they are a claims adjustor, and they cannot diagnose a condition especially if your have an MD backing you up. The MD that examined you back in February should be able to state that from his medical notes from your treaqtment back then.

Jangrin B)

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This has nothing to do with the VA. But I hoped you guys and gals might have some advice. I enrolled in disability insurance offered to employees where I work in 6/06 (outside company Genworth Financial). In 8/06 I was told my bladder and uterus had prolapes and needed a hysterectomy. Missed 5 weeks of work, so I filed a claim. Got a letter over the weekend stating I was deined since I had been treated for a urinary track injection in 2/06. Can they get away with this. I'm sure if my bladder had proplapsped then it may have caused my UTI. But who can say that for sure. The first time my doctors found the prolapsed bladder and uterus was in 8/06. I'm really ticked, money is tight and next month is Christmas!!!

These Disability companies are governed by ERISA law. They deny almost everything and usually in bad faith. It is imparative that you seek an attorney and do it with haste. The Attorney will get the medical opinion you need. DO not delay on this issue for the time limits are very strict and the only thing that will over turn one is a favorable SSD ruling.

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That is very true. I have disability insurance. I paid premiums for 17 years and then when I became disabled it was very dicy about getting my benefits. I did get them, however, but I would not hesitate for one minute to take the insurance company to court if they try and stop my payments. I have to recertify every year via a doctor that I am still disabled even though I am on SSDI and IU P&T from the VA.

For any vets who are able to get disability insurance it is a great thing. If you have any serious disabilities you probably will not be able to get a policy. Mine only pays me $675 a month but it is tax free and they pay for life. I don't think they write policies like that anymore.

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