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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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How to File an SSDI Claim for Mental Health Issues

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a federal program set in place to provide assistance to those with disabilities. SSDI pays benefits to a person and their family if the ...
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Welcome to Our Social Security Disability Blog!

At Coats & Todd, we understand the stressful and overwhelming issues associated with Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Our legal team is dedicated to helping clients through their ...
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Social Security Announces New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

Beginning March 17, 2014, veterans who have a VA rating of 100% may receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security Disability Benefits. This does not guarantee that Veterans will be ...
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Even After Vietnam, Agent Orange Still a Health Issue for Veterans

Military veterans who say they were sickened by lingering amounts of the herbicide Agent Orange after the Vietnam War now have some strong scientific support for their claims. According to Linda ...
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Current VA Regulations Favor CPAP Users

Under current VA regulations, veterans who are prescribed a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine receive an automatic rating of 50 percent disability rating if approved. In fiscal 2013, ...
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VA Disability Claim Backlog Improves, But Still Significant

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported that it has been making headway at reducing the overwhelming backlog of veterans’ disability claims. Indeed, the agency reported that they ...
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Possible Change to Social Security COLAS May Result in Reduced Benefits

As anyone who is unable to work due to a disability can attest to, the importance of Social Security disability (SSD) benefits cannot be overstated. This federal safety net can often be the sole ...
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SSDI Fund Faces Hard Times Ahead If No Changes Are Made

According to Social Security actuaries, the Social Security Retirement Fund will run dry in 2034 – meaning retirees will likely only receive roughly 75 percent of promised benefits at that time. ...
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New Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia, Offers Confirmation to Sufferers

There are many types of conditions, illnesses or injuries that individuals suffer from that quality them for disability benefits. Some are physical or neurological, others are psychological. One ...
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VA Broke Its Promises, Court Says

Recently, a Federal Circuit Court judge chastised the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for allowing the agency’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals to continue to use a disputed procedural rule ...
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Social Security: Program Expanded in Effort to Hasten Disability Claims

According to numbers reported by the Associated Press, more than 56 million people receive some type of Social Security Benefit. Of these, roughly 11 million are disabled workers, children and spouses ...
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Veterans Disability Benefit Wait Times Increasing

With the recent conclusion of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, many soldiers are finally returning home to their families. The time apart can strain many families, and make it difficult for everyone ...
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Social Security Disability Insurance: Don't Go It Alone Without a Lawyer

A new U.S. Senate subcommittee report raises serious concerns about the quality of decision making on applications for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The findings underscore the need ...
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Veterans with an Other-Than-Honorable Discharge

This week, NPR has been broadcasting a series of stories about veterans, including a story about veterans coping with returning to civilian life after a less-than-honorable discharge. According to ...
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We Know Social Security Disability

If you are unable to work because of a physical or mental disability, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can provide you with the financial safety net you need. Facing the process alone, ...
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