Equitable Life Denied LTD Claim of Financial Planner

If you are a financial planner or working in a similar capacity, and you are covered under an Equitable Life group benefit plan, and your long term disability benefits have been denied, here a few things that you might find helpful:

• The fact that your claim has been denied does not mean that you should not pursue your claim or that you don’t have a good case

• Share Lawyers has taken on many of these types of claims and succeeded in recovering fair settlements

Many Reasons Equitable Life Denies Claims

Equitable Life covers financial planners as well as bank employees, teachers, and many other occupations. We have seen many claims over the years denied for different reasons including:

• They are not satisfied with the medical evidence and do not believe it provides sufficient proof of a disabling medical condition

• They state that you are not receiving appropriate medical treatment or care

• After you have received LTD benefits for a period of time (usually around 24 months), the definition of disability changes and they believe you can work in “any occupation”

• They say they have information that suggests that you are not as disabled as you and your doctors have told them.


If you know you aren’t well enough to work and your doctors are supportive in you staying off work, you should not give up. You should contact Share Lawyers so that we can assess your chances of successfully challenging Equitable Life’s decision to deny your claim.

In most cases we are able to negotiate or arrange a mediation so that a fair settlement of your claim can be reached.

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