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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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Topics: disability benefits for veterans, Veterans

A Report on Homelessness and Florida Disability

Posted by Scott Flexer

It’s vital that we as a society understand that homelessness often occurs as a result of disability, mental illness, financial ruin, or even a combination of several of these factors. It’s a very depressing subject. We must raise awareness of homelessness in America because more and more people are having the misfortune of becoming homeless after the housing crisis and the financial crash.

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Topics: SSDI, Veterans, Filing For Disability

[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

Thank You Veterans and Happy 4th of July!

Posted by Scott Flexer

This Independence Day, as we celebrate the birth of our nation, The Disability Experts of Florida would like to take a moment to recognize our military veterans. We are grateful to these men and women who so honorably serve our nation and defend our freedom. We would also like to recognize military families; they too make sacrifices that should not go unnoticed.

So, as you celebrate the 4th with fireworks, parades, and barbecues, we ask that you pause to thank our veterans for their contribution and service. To all of our armed forces, past and present, we thank you. And to those of you who are currently overseas, we are thinking of you, we support you, and we wish you a happy 4th of July and a safe return home.

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Can I Receive Veterans Disability and Social Security Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The recent passing of Memorial Day 2012 turned our attention to our Veterans and our thanks to them for their service. If you are getting Veteran's Benefits, it does not exclude you from getting Social Security Benefits (SSDI). Though many folks labor under this misconception, it is not true. This is because both the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Social Security Administration (SSA) each have two different types of disability benefits:
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Topics: disability eligibility, Veterans

Can I Get Veterans Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

There is a popular myth circulating that says that if you are a veteran and receiving vet’s benefits, you cannot receive Social Security Disability (SSDI). For those of you who have been told that, we have good news for you! It’s not true. A veteran may simultaneously get both Social Security disability and service-connected Veterans' disability benefits.

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Topics: Veterans

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