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Blog Posts in 2013

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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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