Did you miss the claim submission deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic?
As we all know, there has been a crazy time period that we’ve all experienced over the course of the last several months while we’re dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, for most people, the Department of Labor has extended or tolled any deadlines that would accrue during the coronavirus pandemic starting on March 1st.
Why did they start on March 1st? That was when the whole national emergency scene started happening.
What happens during that period when you’re dealing with other health issues, maybe you have family members that you’re trying to help, or maybe it’s been difficult to get in to see an attorney to help you get advice on what you’re supposed to do with that sort of thing. The Department of Labor has essentially ignored the time period from March 1st to the present, and extending at least 60 days beyond when this national emergency is over, which it is not yet.
As of July 31st of 2020, the coronavirus national emergency is still in effect and the deadlines for filing a claim or filing an appeal or any of those deadlines are hereby tolled because of that. But still, it’s never a good idea to have it sit on your hands. You have to make sure that you’re doing everything that you need to do in order to get approved. Just sitting and waiting doesn’t help anybody.
If you need help preparing your claim or preparing your appeal, give us a call, let us know how we can help. We’ll make sure that you are doing everything that you need to do in order to get your long-term disability benefits approved.