“I’ll tell you what the public likes more then anything. It’s the rarest commodity in the world-honesty.” -Merle Haggard
My Best Advice
Nothing is more important when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugarcoat their case, it will help them win their case. Wrong.
You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects you’re not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.
My Second Best Advice
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What should I do if my DBA disability check is late?
Many DBA claimants quite literally live at the mercy of the DBA insurance company. When their weekly disability check is late, then bills don’t get paid. This can be very stressful. It seems some DBA insurance adjusters either don’t care or they seem to try and play with people’s lives. Or so it may seem to you or your family that is depending on their weekly disability check in order to make ends meet.
First, getting pissed off and cussing out the insurance adjuster is never a good idea. No matter how stressful things are, please resist this urge. Why? Look at this way. The DBA insurance adjuster may be administering hundreds of files. Pissing them off and having them single out you and your file is not going to be helpful. A pissed off insurance adjuster can cut your benefits off all together and make your life very difficult.
Second, have you received a LS-208 Notice of Controversion? This is a form the DBA insurance company is supposed to file with the US Department of Labor before they stop your benefits. If you receive an LS-208, you need to read it in order to try and determine why the insurance company is controverting your claims.
Third, if you have a Defense Base Act lawyer, then all communications with the DBA insurance adjuster should go through your DBA lawyer. You DBA lawyer’s assistants should be well versed about contacting DBA insurance company adjusters and/or insurance company lawyers about you not getting your disability check.
Fourth, if you don’t have an attorney, you should try and call the DBA insurance adjuster and simply ask why you haven’t received your check? Was the disability check sent? If so , when? Again, you should try and stay calm and professional. Your Mother was correct about catching more flies with honey than vinegar.
Fifth, if you can’t reach them by telephone, try sending an email. Again be calm and professional.
Sixth, if your disability checks have been cut off, then you will need to request a Telephonic Emergency Informal Conference with the U.S. Department of Labor. You will you need medical evidence indicating that you are unable to perform your usual and customary employment.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley