Unsurprisingly, many veterans apply for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) and wind up with a disappointing outcome. To address this, they may decide to appeal the decision, either to reverse a rejection or to get a better disability rating. But when should you file a VA disability appeal, and what happens if you do?
One of the most important questions in any application for veterans’ disability benefits is whether the applicant has a service-related disability. No matter how bad someone’s disability is, if it is not considered to be service-related, they will not qualify for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). But what exactly does it mean for a disability to be service-related, and how do you know if you qualify?
There are many reasons that people may need to apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Whether the result of illness or injury, a disability can be nearly impossible to manage without help from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, some causes are disproportionately seen in applicants for disability benefits. Here are five of the most common reasons people make SSDI or SSI disability claims: Continue reading “Five Common Reasons for Social Security Disability Claims”