Seven Major Injuries That Result in Veteran Disabilities

It should come as no surprise that entering the military can be incredibly risky for someone’s health, and soldiers face constant threats to their health and safety. However, some people might be surprised to learn exactly how veterans tend to get injured, which can lead to serious long-term disabilities. Here are seven of the most common injuries that cause veteran disabilities:

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How Long Do You Need to Wait to Apply for Disability Benefits?

The process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be a long and difficult road, even when everything goes well. One of the biggest impediments people find when applying for these benefits, however, is that there is a five month waiting period before benefits arrive, even if you apply early. But how long do you need to wait before you can apply for Social Security disability benefits?

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Applying For VA Benefits Due to a Psychological Disability

When people discuss disability among veterans, a lot of the attention tends to go towards people with obvious physical impairments, such as people who have lost limbs or who suffer from chronic pain. However, the potential psychological impairments that people can suffer as a result of their service can be just as debilitating as any physical injury. But how do you go about applying for VA benefits when your primary issue is a psychological disability?

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Defining Disability for SSDI and SSI Benefits

The question as to whether someone has a disability is essential to knowing whether or not they can obtain disability benefits. However, many people do not know what a disability is, in the context of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). So what does it mean to have a disability, for the purposes of SSDI and SSI benefits?

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VA Begins Implementation of PAWS Act for Veterans With PTSD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) has begun the process of implementing the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, also known as the PAWS Act. This process, which started on March 30, will begin the process of helping veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by experimenting with the use of service dogs in treatment. If successful, the program could help veterans around the country to train service dogs as part of their treatment for their PTSD.

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SSA to Increase In-Person Services to People Without Appointments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently announced on its website that, as of April 7, 2022, it will be expanding its available in-person services at offices around the country. Specifically, it is increasing the availability of in-person staff who will be able to help people who walk into an SSA office without an appointment, to help them with applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, they still advise anyone who can to instead schedule an appointment, or to handle as much of the process as possible online or over the phone.

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Five Major Medical Conditions That Lead to Veteran Disabilities

There are a number of physical and psychological conditions that veterans may suffer from once they leave the military, which affect them long after their service is done. These medical conditions may lead to long-term disabilities, causing them to seek disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Here are five of the most common medical conditions seen in veterans that apply for VA disability benefits:

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Why Was My SSDI Application Denied?

Every year, about two million people apply for Social Security disability benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, more than half of these applications are denied, many of them never even getting as far as an interview. Here are five of the biggest reasons why people have their SSDI application denied:

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How Can Your VA Disability Rating Increase Over Time?

When a veteran is awarded a disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA), some people believe that their rating is set in stone. However, this could not be further from the truth, as people’s disability ratings can change wildly over the course of time (usually by increasing in severity). But how exactly can someone’s VA disability rating increase over time?

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The Cost of Living Adustment (COLA) and How it Affects You

The Cost of Living Adjustment, also known as the COLA, is an important factor in determining what benefits people receive when they get Social Security disability benefits. However, not many people understand what the COLA is, or why it might be important to them. So what is the COLA, and how does it affect people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

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