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What is Disability Compensation for Veterans?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Veterans who were on active duty may develop disabilities, injuries or illnesses that arose as a direct result of their service. In cases where a veteran had a condition develop or worsened due to their active service, they may be eligible for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Veterans and Disability Benefits: What are my Social Security Disability Options?

Posted by Scott Flexer

There are several circumstances under which veterans can qualify for social security disability benefits. These benefits could be in addition to any compensation they are receiving from the VA. In order for veterans to qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, they have to have a disability that prevens them from participating in any substantial gainful activity.

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How the SSA Works With the VA on Disability

Posted by Scott Flexer

Many people think that if you are receiving either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), then you are automatically ineligible to receive another form of benefits including, unemployment or even Veteran’s disability.

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[Insight] Gulf War vet Who Was humiliated by judge’s remarks gets an apology as inquiry continues

Posted by Scott Flexer

An unfortunate interaction with an administrative law judge (ALJ) has left Gulf War veteran Shawn McMurray “tormented.” An article by Jeremy Schwartz describes McMurray’s experiences as he was berated by ALJ Gary Suttles, who hears SS disability appeals in the Houston area. For some reason, Suttles couldn’t understand how McMurray “could have been affected by his wartime experience.”

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What is the Veterans Benefits Administration?

Posted by Scott Flexer

For those who may not be a veteran, understanding the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) can seem unfamiliar and strange. The VBA is an umbrella administration that falls under the Department of Veterans Affairs. They distribute non-medical benefits to veterans and their families. Their website explains that they are “undergoing a major transformation that is people-centric, results-oriented, and a forward-looking integration of solutions.”

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Can I Receive Benefits if I Remain on Active Duty?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Whether you’re a veteran or on active duty, having a disability or getting disability benefits for veterans can be a challenge (regardless of your P&T rating).

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How Does Military Pay Affect Eligibility for Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

As a member of the military on active duty, or having military pay, you may be wondering whether or not you are still eligible for disability benefits. There isn’t much widespread documentation or information regarding resources for current and former military members and how they can actually expedite their claim for disability benefits.

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[New Guide] Does Getting Veterans’ Disability Guarantee Social Security Disability?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The linkage between being a veteran or member of the military and knowing you can also be eligible for Social Security benefits are often overlooked or nonexistent.

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Topics: Veterans, disability benefits for veterans

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