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VA Disability Benefits

If you are a military veteran with a service-related disability, you may qualify for monthly VA disability benefits. These benefits are paid to veterans who have injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty or aggravated during active military service. You must fall under three qualifications: You must have a current medically diagnosed disability. You must have a disease, injury or event while serving...

SSI and SSDI: What is the Difference?

The two separate and Distinct Programs for Social Security Benefits: SSI and SSDI 1. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) For those who have paid enough into the insurance system through their FICA taxes. Your eligibility depends on the “Quarters of Coverage” that you earn with those payments. A quick call to your local Social Security Administration office can tell you whether or not you have enough...

What problems qualify as disabilities?

Musculoskeletal System (problems with bones and muscles) Special Senses and Speech (problems seeing, hearing, speaking) Respiratory System (problems breathing) Cardiovascular System (problems with heart or blood flow) Digestive System (problems with stomach, bowels or liver) Genitourinary Impairments (problems with bladder, urinary tract or kidneys) Hematological Disorders (problems with your blood) Skin Disorders...

How is my disability determined?

1. Levels of appeal Initial application This application can be done online or by phone through the Social Security Administration We can also walk you through it or do it for you. Just give us a call. SSA will request medical records up to this point according to info you give them. If denied – Request for reconsideration You have only 60 days to appeal an initial decision made on your application. The...

What benefits can I expect?

If a Claimant is approved Supplemental Security Income (SSI) , there are several factors that play a part in figuring your monthly benefits. The amount you receive will depend on household size, income and assets. Social Security will consider earned and unearned income, mortgage or rent payments. For 2015, SSI has a maximum monthly amount of $733.00 and in most states you would also be eligible for Medicaid....

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