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I Have A 100% VA Disability Rating. Can I Get Disability?

Submitted by Eric on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:38

If you have a VA rating of 100% P&T, you may qualify for disability benefits, but you are not guaranteed benefits. VA benefits and Social Security disability benefits are both federal government programs, but both have very different requirements. Here is a closer look at qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits after having a 100% VA disability rating.

How Much Does It Cost to File For a Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 04/22/2022 - 14:36

If you have a disability and can no longer work because of its severity you may be considering applying for disability benefits.

One worry that many applicants have is how much it is going to cost to file for disability, especially if they have reduced earnings.

Fortunately, the actual application itself is free. If you decide to use an attorney, which isn’t compulsory, then there will be legal fees to pay, but usually these don’t have to be paid unless your application is successful.

Things You Can Do To Strengthen Your SSDI Application

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 04/08/2022 - 11:28

Applying for disability benefits is never an easy task but there are ways to make sure you put your best case when applying for these benefits.

Before you file your SSDI benefits application you should consider ways to strengthen the SSDI application as there are various criteria you need to meet before disability benefits application is approved. Providing all the supporting evidence when you file your SSDI application helps to ensure your application is not denied.

When is the Best Time to Apply for an SSD Benefit?

Submitted by Eric on Tue, 03/29/2022 - 15:39

If you have a serious disability which has prevented you from earning an income or means that you now cannot work, you may be able to obtain a disability benefit from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The SSDI pathway is for those who have sufficient work credits obtained from past employment, while the SSI pathway is an option for those with limited assets or income.

Whichever type of benefit may take many months to be approved; longer if an appeal is necessary. This means that you should start the application process as soon as you can.

Common Accidental Injuries That Can Result in Disabilities

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 01/21/2022 - 15:48

Every year many people are the victims of accidental injuries which could lead to long term disabilities. They may have taken place in a car accident, at work, or even when cycling on a busy highway.

The sorts of injuries that commonly occur are back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones. Many injuries lead to long term disabilities such as arthritis where the victim has difficulties performing everyday tasks and are unable to earn a living.

Autoimmune Conditions and Social Security Disability

Submitted by Eric on Thu, 12/23/2021 - 13:23

If you have a severe autoimmune disorder you should qualify for disability as it is a disabling condition that prevents you from working and carrying out daily activities.

Autoimmune diseases cause the body’s immune system to attack and destroy healthy body tissue, even though the immune system is supposed to help to protect the body by attacking harmful antigens, like bacteria, viruses, and toxins. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.

What NOT To Do On Your Social Security Disability Application

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:12

When you sit down with an attorney to discuss your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you can expect to receive legal advice on how to submit the most convincing claim.

Your legal counsel also will ensure you attach the proper paperwork to boost the chances of the Social Security Administration (SSA) approving your claim for financial assistance. An important part of the first meeting with a Social Security disability benefits lawyer is to learn what you should not do during the disability application process.

What Benefits Are Cancer Patients Entitled To?

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:39

There are different kinds of benefits for cancer patients. Among those different benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medicaid, and non-profit assistance.

All these benefits can be helpful to an individual who is unable to work and earn a living because of cancer. Here is a closer look at the different benefits and how they can help you cover your living expenses and medical care.