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Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are typically eligible for many terrific benefits when they leave the service. From college benefits to hiring preference in many government jobs, there are some benefits that just come with being an honorably discharged veteran. However, VA disability compensation is not automatic. It depends on a number of factors, including the veteran’s ability to prove a service-connected disability. There are, of course, situations where a veteran may be completely ineligible for VA disability benefits.

Many people who are denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) don’t really understand why. Many times it’s a medical reason; sometimes it’s a technical or legal reason.  The younger you are, the harder it generally will be to qualify for SSDI. This is partly because you don’t just have to prove that you are medically prevented from working. You must also prove that you’ve paid into the system long enough to earn the right to receive payments.

Veterans who are unable to support themselves and their families due to a service-connected disability (an impairment directly related to their military service) can apply for disability benefits payments. The amount of these cash payments depends on your VA disability rating, which measures the severity and permanence of your impairments. Applying fordisability compensation benefits often involves medical exams with multiple doctors, an overwhelming amount of paperwork, and a whole lot of “hurry up and wait.” This process can take quite some time, leaving many disabled veterans waiting for months or years to be approved. In 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs introduced the Fully Developed Claim process to address the issue of long wait times. The initiative encouraged applicants to partner with an approved organization to ensure all paperwork was completed and submitted in a timely manner. However, the Fully Developed Claim process only shaved about 11 days off the average wait time of 120 days.

If you are unable to work due to disability but your initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance was denied, you are not alone. Only about one out of four applications for social security disability benefits are approved upon initial review. It can be discouraging to have your application denied, but persistence pays off. Over 95 percent of SSDI claims are eventually approved with the help of an experienced disability attorney. In this article we’ll help you understand how to win a disability reconsideration.

Social Security Disability Insurance is a program that provides medical coverage and cash payment assistance for those who are unable to support themselves due to a permanent disability. Because it is intended for those who cannot work, the amount of work you are allowed to do while receiving disability benefits is very limited. In this article, we’ll discuss whether you can work while on disability and the factors that may influence this.

When someone develops a disability while serving our country, impairing their ability to provide for themselves and their family, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs steps in to ensure they are cared for—at least in theory. Sometimes, a veteran may feel left in the dark about available resources, unsure if he qualifies for benefits. Or they may find the application process too difficult to get the help they needs. You can apply for veteran disability benefits online at the VA website, but it is recommended that you consult with an attorney that specializes in veterans’ disability issues. An experienced attorney can help you make the most of every program available to you.

When you are injured and no longer able to work to financially support yourself, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. If you have worked enough qualifying quarters during your working history, you have likely been paying into Social Security. Because you paid into the system, you can receive disability benefits. It is important to note that Social Security disability is intended for people who are not able to financially support themselves because of their disability or a serious medical condition that has made them unable to work. Someone who is physically able to perform substantial gainful activity is not considered disabled by the Social Security Administration.

Unfortunately, many of our patriotic service members are either killed in the line of duty or suffer serious and debilitating disabilities during their service that eventually become fatal. These brave service members often leave behind a family of survivors who are left to carry on without their loved one. The death of a veteran can create a serious financial burden for the surviving family members, especially if the service member was the family’s main source of income. However, certain eligible surviving family members of a veteran who were killed in the line of duty or died as a result of a combat-related injury are eligible for a VA disability survivor benefit, which is referred to as the Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefit. The DIC veteran survivor benefit is a tax-free monthly benefit that surviving family members can use to manage their financial situation after the death of their loved one. The surviving family members that are eligible to apply for the DIC benefit are spouses, dependent children, and parents.

While the government provides a variety of veterans benefits, not every veteran qualifies for every benefit. Whether or not a particular veteran qualifies for a particular benefit generally depends on a combination of different factors such as the veteran’s length of service, where and when they served, and their discharge classification. This article provides a brief overview of the eligibility requirements for veterans disability benefits. Determining eligibility and compensation can sometimes be tricky, however, so it is often advisable to discuss your VA disability claim with an experienced veterans disability lawyer.

People who are unable to work because of a disability are often confused by the requirements to claim Social Security benefits. This is understandable. The Social Security Administration uses a rather complex system of work credits to determine if a disabled applicant meets the work requirements to claim benefits. At Klok Law Firm, LLC, we have experience helping people with disabilities in Charleston and throughout South Carolina navigate the complicated system surrounding Social Security disability benefits. Today, we will explore work requirements, and particularly the “work credits” system.