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What can one do when a request for disability benefits is denied?

Nobody is perfect, as much as Georgia residents might want to believe otherwise from time to time. When other persons or entities make errors that fundamentally affect Georgia residents, those individuals may have some recourse available to correct the errors, at least in the context of errors involving Social Security disability benefits.

As discussed previously in this blog, there are a number of requirements that apply when a person applies for Social Security benefits. Despite a person doing his or her best to satisfy these requirements, it can seem like the end of the road when the person is denied Social Security disability benefits.

Short and long term goals with SSDI claims

Many Georgia residents find it important to set short and long term goals in their personal and professional lives. These goals may take much time, effort and resources to achieve, but the end result can be well worth it.

Take, for example, the process of healing and moving on with life after one suffers a disability. This is, of course, a major event in a person's life, and the individual often sets short and long term goals directly addressing the disability and dealing with related issues like how to go on earning a living.

Returning to work after SSDI benefits

Many Georgia residents work hard to make a living for themselves and their families. Given this hard work, it can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening when a person suffers a setback that impacts their ability to provide a living. However, options may be available when the individual has an inability to work and earn a living.

Last week, this blog discussed the differences that exist between Social Security Disability Insurance and workers' compensation. Both programs may come into play under certain circumstances, such as when a person suffers a work accident that leaves him or her unable to work.

What is the difference between workers' compensation and SSDI?

It can be very traumatic when Georgia residents suffer a serious injury. The injury can affect many different aspects of a person's life, including their home life and work life. While this is true no matter where the injury occurs, the aftermath of the injury can become even more complex when the injury itself is suffered in a work accident.

Individuals may be entitled to different kinds of benefits when the injury is suffered at work. Namely, workers' compensation benefits may be triggered after a work accident, as well as Social Security disability benefits. These two programs are the largest disability benefit programs in the country. However, the programs differ in many facets.

Do you need help in applying for veteran's benefits?

Another Memorial Day has come and gone for Georgia residents. Many individuals used the holiday as it was intended by paying tribute to local veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service for their country. Of course, the tributes and thanks do not end now that Memorial Day is gone, particularly for those living veterans who are need of assistance due to injuries they suffered while serving their country.

Fortunately, assistance is available for our veterans through different forms, including a veterans' disability claim. Veterans who have suffered injuries may be eligible for benefits by filing the disability claim.

Veterans: does your medical condition support a benefits claim?

As technology advances, many Georgia residents have become more dependent on using it for everyday tasks. Whether it is using technology at work, at school or at home, technology has become an integral part of our society.

Technology can also play a role in other systems, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs system that processes benefits claims for veterans' injuries. The VA has used a software system since 2012 that aims to reduce the time it takes to process benefits applications. The system uses data from questionnaires filled out by veterans in order to determine whether the person is eligible for benefits. Employees at the VA still play a role in the process as well, such as evaluating the veterans' history and determining whether the computer's recommendation for benefits is correct.

What makes a veteran eligible for disability compensation?

Many Georgia residents value their independence, including their personal freedoms and their financial independence. At the same time, it is important for individuals to understand the options that exist for making them more independent.

For instance, individuals may be entitled to receive certain benefits and financial assistance, which can be vital to helping pay the bills. Veterans in particular should understand what options they have after providing service to their country. Last week, for example, this blog discussed some of the benefits available for benefits who have suffered injuries during the course of their service.

Are family members of veterans entitled to any benefits?

With Memorial Day approaching, many Georgia residents will soon be honoring those who lost their lives served our great country. This includes many living veterans, who also deserve great credit for putting their lives on the line to serve.

Unfortunately, the sacrifices demanded by this service has left many veterans with serious issues in the wake of their service. For instance, many veterans have been left with serious injuries that were suffered during their service. These injuries have not only a physical cost, but a financial cost as well, as the veteran's injuries may make it difficult to obtain employment back home.

Who is in charge of SSD family benefits paid out to a child?

Georgia residents have vastly different family circumstances from one another. The different family dynamics not only make each family unique, it can have a large impact when it comes to legal issues involving a person's family.

This is certainly the case when it comes to Social Security disability benefits. As explained previously in this blog, not only can a disabled person receive SSD benefits, the person's family members may also be entitled to receive certain benefits as well. However, the different family dynamics can change the treatment of these benefits.

How long does it take to receive SSD benefits?

When Georgia residents are in need of serious help, they often cannot afford to wait for that help to arrive. This is often the case when it comes to financial matters, as a person may not be able to do anything to delay his or her financial needs while the person waits for financial assistance to arrive.

When it comes to Social Security disability benefits, a procedure is in place with the Social Security Administration for a person to receive financial assistance for a disability. As discussed last week in this blog, the Social Security Administration will evaluate a person's application for benefits based on a multi-step process that looks at whether the person is disabled.

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