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COVID Can Result in Long-Term Disabilities

As the effects of the coronavirus become better understood, doctors are beginning to realize that COVID-19 is not just a simple infection. For many people, COVID can result in serious long-term medical issues, with some victims left with permanent disabilities. And for those who already have disabilities, the coronavirus can worsen existing conditions to the point where they become unmanageable.  Continue reading “COVID Can Result in Long-Term Disabilities”

VA Updates Eligibility for Sensory Aids and Prosthetics

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has recently updated a regulation that affects VA patients who may be eligible for sensory aids or prosthetics. The regulation seeks to create a uniform standard for determining who will be eligible for these important medical devices, which assist disabled veterans every day. This will help to ensure consistency of treatment and availability of services, regardless of where someone may seek assistance for their disability. Continue reading “VA Updates Eligibility for Sensory Aids and Prosthetics”

Five Things to Know Before Applying For Disability Benefits

If you have recently suffered from a disability and are looking to apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may be worried and confused. After all, you are already dealing with your disability, without needing the added stress of navigating government bureaucracy. Here are five things you should know before you apply for disability benefits through the SSA, if you want to make things easier for yourself: Continue reading “Five Things to Know Before Applying For Disability Benefits”

Five Reasons Your Veterans’ Disability Application Might Be Denied

An application for veterans’ disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) can be a deceptively simple process. On the one hand, if everything goes well, you may go from an initial application to approval within a week or two. Unfortunately, there are many potential pitfalls you could fall into without realizing it. Here are five reasons your veterans’ disability application might be denied: Continue reading “Five Reasons Your Veterans’ Disability Application Might Be Denied”

Four Requirements for SSI Benefits

Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI, is a surprisingly large program that grants billions of dollars in benefits to Americans every single year. SSI is intended to help people who do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI) to get financial support for a disability. However, not everyone can qualify for SSI. Here are four requirements you need to meet before you can receive SSI benefits: Continue reading “Four Requirements for SSI Benefits”

VA Begins Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine

For most of 2020, the United States has struggled with COVID-19 and all of the effects it has had on healthcare. With multiple coronavirus vaccines now approved or on their way to being approved, there may be an end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has procured doses of the vaccine for patients, and has begun administering them to patients. Continue reading “VA Begins Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine”

Four Factors That Get Considered in an SSDI or SSI Appeal

If you were denied access to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you may be able to appeal that decision to gain access to those benefits. However, the appeals process can be complicated, and its rate of success can depend on a variety of factors. Here are four factors that get considered in SSDI or SSI appeals: Continue reading “Four Factors That Get Considered in an SSDI or SSI Appeal”

Five Requirements for Obtaining Veterans’ Disability Benefits

Getting disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) is not easy, even at the best of times. It involves a potentially intensive evaluation process, and it can be easy to make a mistake that can interfere with your ability to get benefits. That is why you should make sure you satisfy all the necessary criteria and have all your paperwork in place before applying. Here are five things you need to do to be able to access veterans’ disability benefits: Continue reading “Five Requirements for Obtaining Veterans’ Disability Benefits”

When Have You Worked Enough for SSDI?

Anyone who has a disability that makes them unable to work can apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, one of the principle programs under the SSA, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), requires that you prove you worked enough to earn your disability benefits. So how do you know if you have worked enough to be able to receive SSDI, and what happens if you do not meet that minimum criteria? Continue reading “When Have You Worked Enough for SSDI?”

Medical Professionals Working For VA Can Work Across State Lines

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has written a memo granting medical professionals working in their capacity as VA employees the ability to practice across state lines. In effect, this memo allows doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and other health care workers to practice in any state, even if they are not licensed there, so long as they are doing so under the auspices of the VA. This measure is intended to help get medical professionals where they are needed, as the country prepares for another wave of COVID-19 infections. Continue reading “Medical Professionals Working For VA Can Work Across State Lines”