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 are a veteran of the United States military, there is a decent chance that you suffer from some kind of service-related disability. If you do, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Here are just seven of the most common disabilities that veterans are likely to experience as a result of their service:
Veterans are substantially more likely than regular citizens to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, with around 7% of veterans dealing with the disorder. However, a shocking number of veterans never get treated, due in part to not recognizing the symptoms, meaning they do not receive the care or benefits they are otherwise entitled to. Here are seven potential signs of PTSD you should watch out for:
The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be difficult and long, and any mistake may potentially lead to serious setbacks. If you are careful, however, nearly any problem you encounter can be addressed. Beware these five problems that you may run into while filling out your SSDI or SSI application:
When people try to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), often they will try to fill out their applications on their own. They may believe that getting legal assistance with their applications is unnecessary, an extra expense on top of everything else they need to fill out their application. However, there are many reasons you may want to get legal assistance with your SSDI or SSI application:
In order to receive disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (otherwise known as the VA), you need to demonstrate that you have a service-connected disability. If you do not have such a disability, or you cannot show your disability is service-connected, you will not be eligible for VA disability benefits. For many veterans, this is not an issue, but in some cases it can be difficult to connect a disability with your military service.
The process of applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) can be long and complicated at the best of times, but it can become much harder if you make a serious mistake on your application. That is why you should take a few basic steps to give yourself the best odds of succeeding at obtaining your benefits. Here are five tips to increase your chances of getting VA disability benefits:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) has released a new guidebook for what it refers to as its “whole health system approach” to Long COVID. This guidebook is meant to help the growing number of veterans who struggle with the effects of this disease, also known as “long haulers,” including helping physicians to diagnose victims and determine appropriate treatment. The VA hopes that the practices and standards laid out in the guidebook will help other physicians around the country who are figuring out how to help people struggling with the aftereffects of COVID-19.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it is adding twelve new conditions to the list of Compassionate Allowances. This will allow people with these specific disabilities to more easily obtain Social Security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This, in turn, will help them to cover their expenses while they are dealing with the effects of their medical conditions.
The process of applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be long and difficult, which makes it all the worse if you get denied. Fortunately, there are a few common mistakes you can watch for to make sure your application has the best chance of getting approved. Here are five of the biggest reasons that applications for VA benefits get denied: