Disability Insurance Policies are complicated legal documents that are unfortunately difficult for most individuals to properly understand. While a disability policy is intended to be drafted so that a claimant will clearly understand all of the terms and conditions, a claimant’s misunderstanding can jeopardize a claimant’s right to disability benefits. A recent disability case reveals the importance of complying with a disability policy’s statute of limitations provisions. A statute of limitations is the period of time in which a lawsuit may be filed. Failure to file a lawsuit within the statue of limitations will result in dismissal of a lawsuit. The steps that must be taken in order to obtain disability benefits are not always contained within the disability policy.

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