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Veterans and TBI

Posted on September 04, 2014 in Uncategorized
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 nine-year period. According to the research team, "Our results suggest that TBI in older Veterans may predispose [them] toward development of symptomatic dementia and raise concern about the potential long-term consequences of TBI in younger Veterans and civilians." The results of the study were covered in a number of news media outlets, includingUSA Today.
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 identify long term adverse health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards. It is hoped that the information can be used to provide better health care services to the Veterans suffering from lung and other conditions that could be related to such exposure. Veterans must sign up for the registry with the Department of Defense Self Service Login.

More awards to report

Posted on August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
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 a Hearing before the Judge! What a great day for them. Benefits will begin and they will have relief shortly!

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 - approved as of 2012

All these deserving clients will receive back pay and monthly checks. Julie, Richard and Billy will receive Medicare. Kevin's Medicare eligibility will begin in 2015 after he receives 24 months of disability benefits. What great life changing news for these wonderful clients!

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 individual previously worked at a job that paid into Social Security taxes.

The Social Security Administration generally defines disability as the inability to perform or engage in daily activities due to any medical, physical, or mental impairment. This impairment must last or at least be expected to last longer than 12 months to qualify.

What mental disabilities qualify for SSDI benefits?

The Social Security Administration treats mental disability as it does physical disability and will cover conditions such as schizophrenia, manic depressive disorder, ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, and more. An extensive list of mental disabilities covered through SSDI can be found at the Social Security Administration Disability Evaluation Bluebook.

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