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The Four Biggest Mistakes SSD Claimants Make When Applying for Benefits

While so many of us unable to work are able to benefit for Social Security Disability benefits, not all who apply for them—and truly need them—receive the relief they need. This is due to ...
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Report Claims Social Security Overpaid Recipients $17 Billion Over the Last Decade

According to a report from the agency's inspector general, Social Security has overpaid disability benefits recipients by $17 billion over the last decade. The discovery has added fuel to the ...
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Democrats Counter Republican SSDI Cuts With Creative Alternative

When they won a majority in congress during the 2014 mid-term elections, Republicans almost immediately went to work to attack the Social Security Disability program. They moved to block replenishing ...
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Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Some individuals receiving Social Security benefits must pay federal income taxes. The tax is computed only if you have substantial income. That income can include wages from work, self employment, ...
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Will the VA Reach Its 2015 Goal?

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported that it had a staggering 600,000 veteran benefits claims backlogged, waiting to be seen and reviewed. The shocking number, attributed to ...
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Veterans Choice Act - Is it Making any Difference

The Veterans Choice Act was authorized by Congress to address the health care access issues faced by Veterans. The Act authorized a fund to operate for three years to provide Veterans who were ...
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Veterans' Administration Problems Continue

VA Secretary Bob McDonald is under fire as the scandals continue. CBS reports that widows of veterans have not been assisted with burial expenses, nor have they been extended the long tradition of ...
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New Plan Would Add $330 Billion to Social Security Disability Benefits

In the latest development in Congress' debate over the future of the Social Security disability program (SSD), the White House has offered a new fiscal plan that would prevent the program from ...
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Congress Debating Social Security Disability

Last month, the new, Republican-led session of the House of Representatives shocked everyone by taking aim Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). The new bill, which has passed, stops all ...
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Republicans Place New Restrictions on Social Security Disability Benefits

Last month, the new session of the House of Representatives passed a bill that will affect the way that the Social Security disability program will be funded. Under the new changes, the fund will no ...
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What Happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing?

If you applied for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits and your claim was denied, you are able to appeal the decision at a Social Security disability hearing. This hearing allows you and ...
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Filing a Disability Claim? Do It Right From the Beginning!

The Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program is a complex legal endeavor governed by extensive rules and regulations. Requirements are strict and numerous. There are eligibility ...
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Good News for Camp LeJeune Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Tuesday, September 23 that it will soon cover out of pocket health care costs for Marine dependents who contracted cancer and other illnesses from toxic ...
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Disability Claims for PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma

Veterans claimant service connection for disability based on an inservice personal assault face unique challenges in proving up their claims. Personal assault can include rape, physical assault, ...
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Good News for Veterans and Survivors

On Tuesday, September 16, the House of Representatives passed legislation that will increase Veterans disability compensation with a cost of living increase matching the rate of Social Security ...
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Veterans and Mustangs

Saturday, September 20th, Catherine Coats and Robert Todd attended the Mustang Extreme Makeover Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. The purpose of the Mustang Makeover is to showcase wild mustangs after they ...
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SSA Extends Authority to Decide Compassionate Allowance Claims

Last month, the Social Security Administration extended its authority to quickly decide and award claims under their compassionate allowance process and quick disability process. This was a carry-over ...
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VA Aid and Attendance Benefits

AID AND ATTENDANCE If you are a Veteran or survivor eligible for VA pension, you may be eligible for additional benefits. Aid and Attendance is increased monthly pension available for those who: - ...
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Access your Social Security information with a My Social Security Account

Access Your Social Security Information with a My Social Security Account With a my Social Security account, people can take control of their future by accessing their online Social Security ...
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New rules for Veterans with PTSD

If you are a Vietnam-era Veteran, you may be eligible for an upgrade in VA disability benefits that you were previously denied. The Defense Department announced Wednesday that they are offering new ...
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Veterans and TBI

A 2014 study published by the journal Neurology found Veterans aged 55 and older with a diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a 60 percent greater risk of developing dementia over a ...
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Airborne Hazards and Open Pit Registry

The Veterans Administration offers an Airborne and Open Pit Registry to all Veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, or the Gulf War. Information gathered from this registry will be used to ...
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Types of Disability Benefits Available to Veterans

As a result of the unique nature of disabilities, diseases, or injuries obtained while in active military service, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers compensation for those who ...
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More awards to report

It is a huge day for the Guys!!!! Congratulations to: Michael in Lancaster Rex in Cedar Hill Arthur in Fort Worth Andrew in Dallas We were able to get all of these men approved without having to go to ...
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Attorney Edwin Arita successfully argued more new cases

Attorney Edwin Arita successfully argued the cases of: Julie in Dallas - approved as of 2008 Richard of Terrell - approved as of 2009 Billy of Elm Mott - approved as of 2011 Kevin of Glen Heights - ...
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