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What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually happens when you suffer an injury to the brain.  Usually, this can be caused by different events.  The most common include falls, car accidents or sports injuries.  Most people recover well from symptoms caused by...

Can I Get SSDI if I am 60 years old?

Can I Get SSDI if I am 60 years old?

Can I Get SSDI if I am 60 years old? You can get disability benefits up until full retirement age.  Currently, full retirement age is 66 and 2 months.  Generally, winning a disability claim gets easier for people as they get older.   SSDI vs. Early...

What Are the GRIDS for SSDI?

What Are the GRIDS for SSDI?

What Are the GRIDS for SSDI? Social Security has special disability rules for people over the age 50.  Social Security uses a chart called the Medical-Vocational guidelines to evaluate your claim known as the “grid rules”.  The grid rules make it easier for older...

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HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL?

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL? If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, you’re in good company. Most people who apply for SSDI are denied at first. Fortunately, a great many of those who stick it out and pursue the appeals process are...

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides only long-term disability benefits. That means that the disabling condition must either have lasted or be expected to last for at least one year or...

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied Most Social Security disability (SSDI) claims are denied at first. The good news is that many claims that are initially denied are approved later, most often at the hearing stage. To give yourself...

How Long Will My Social Security Disability Appeal Take?

How Long Will My Social Security Disability Appeal Take? When you visit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) website, you’ll find an estimate that it will take three to six months to receive a determination on your Social Security disability (SSDI)...

Can I receive VA disability for Burn Pit exposure?

Where did the military use burn pits? Since 1991, American forces have served in the Southwest Theater of Operations.  To dispose of nearly all forms of waste, the military dug large burn pits.  Every forward operating base (FOB) in the region used burn pits. See map...

How Can I Receive VA Compensation for Burn Pit Exposure?

What is a Burn Pit? A burn pit is an area devoted to open-air burning of trash and you can receive VA Compensation for burn pit exposure. During U.S. operations in countries such as Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, the military commonly used burn pits for waste disposal....

How to Qualify for VA Compensation While Receiving SSI

How to Qualify for VA Compensation While Receiving SSI. Veterans can receive both VA compensation and SSI.  Both VA compensation and SSI require that you have disabling conditions.  However, the requirements to qualify differ.  How to Qualify for VA...

How Receiving Social Security Disability Can Help You Get VA 100%

How Receiving Social Security Disability Can Help You Get VA 100%. Receiving Social Security disability can help you get a 100% VA rating.  However, receiving Social Security disability doesn’t guarantee a 100% VA rating.  It can be used as powerful evidence...

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL?

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPEAL MY SSDI DENIAL? If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, you’re in good company. Most people who apply for SSDI are denied at first. Fortunately, a great many of those who stick it out and pursue the appeals process are...

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits

Most Common Conditions that Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides only long-term disability benefits. That means that the disabling condition must either have lasted or be expected to last for at least one year or...

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied

Understanding Why Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied Most Social Security disability (SSDI) claims are denied at first. The good news is that many claims that are initially denied are approved later, most often at the hearing stage. To give yourself...

What You Need to Know: Social Security and Long-Term Disability Benefits

What You Need to Know: Social Security and Long-Term Disability Benefits Long-term disability insurance can be a great safety net. But, what happens if you have long-term disability and you would also be qualified for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI)?...

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