I have gotten several conflicting recommendations from my doctor: one doctor says to get surgery, while another says not to get get surgery. Will my decision to forgo surgery impact my SSD and LTD?

Generally speaking, a long-term disability insurance company cannot direct that you have extensive surgery.  However, there have been circumstances where a claimant refused to undergo relatively simple surgery, which all of the doctors agree would have allowed the claimant to work.  We have seen courts deny long-term disability payments in that situation.  However, generally with the issue of extensive surgery and conflicting medical opinions you will not be penalized because you decide to not undergo the risk of surgery.

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