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I’ve appealed my South Carolina disability case to the SC Public Employee Benefits Authority.  Now what?

I’ve appealed my South Carolina disability case to the SC Public Employee Benefits Authority. Now what?

A question that I frequently receive from clients is “why does this process take so long?”  When an individual has been denied his or her disability benefits, the financial situation can often go from bad to worse. As with most types of civil litigation, ‘speedy’ is rarely a word that can be used to describe the process. TV shows and movies have the luxury of glossing over months at a time, but the real world simply does not work like that.

With respect to South Carolina disability cases and state employees, this can be particularly true. After an initial appeal process with the Claims Administer, we will often have to appeal cases to the SC Public Employee Benefits Authority (or PEBA). This second level of appeal frequently takes a very long time to reach a decision, as the laws that govern these claims do not have a time deadline in place that requires PEBA to make a decision in a set period of time.

At the Foster Law Firm, we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible representation in order to move the case through the various levels of appeal as efficiently as possible. If you have been denied disability benefits, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney in the ERISA division of our firm.

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