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Can Using Social Media Hurt My Disability Claim?

Why You Should Be Cautious About Using Social Media

If you are involved in a long-term disability claim, there are important reasons to be mindful of the information you post on social media websites.

Insurance adjusters use the Internet as a way to look for information about you.  They are doing so in an effort to prove you can do more than you originally claimed, with the goal of denying your claim.  To avoid this happening to you, there are several precautionary measures you will need to take.  Keep your privacy settings at the maximum levels.  Do not allow the outside world to be able to access your information.  Also, limit the number of friends with whom you are sharing information to those people you really know and trust.

If you do post on social media, avoid posting anything unless it accurately reflects your true disability.  A final recommendation would be to keep a journal for daily documentation of how you actually felt.  Pictures are said to be worth a thousand words, so be sure to take precautions and not let them ruin your claim.

If you have additional questions regarding your long term disability insurance claim and how social media posts may possibly affect it, I want you to call me at (866) 233-5044. We offer free consultations. I welcome your call.