If you applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and were denied, you are unfortunately in good company. More than half of all applications for SSDI and SSI benefits are denied, but thankfully there is an appeals process that can help rectify the situation. But why should you consider appealing your SSDI or SSI application?
If you are a veteran who was rejected after applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or you received a disability rating lower than what you deserved, you may be able to appeal your decision. However, the process of appealing that decision can be difficult and complicated. That is why you need to know these five things before making your appeal for your VA disability decision:
If you receive disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA), you have already been assigned a disability rating. What not everyone knows is that you can seek to have your rating increased after it gets assigned, even potentially years or decades after you are first awarded benefits. But how can you increase your disability rating, and what do you need to do?
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?