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Have your disability benefits been incorrectly denied?

One of the things Georgia residents value most in their lives is their personal health. When an individual's health declines, it can pose serious challenges, not only because of the direct impacts of the illness, but because of the secondary effects as well like the person's loss of income due to their inability to continue working.

By the same token, an improvement in health is generally seen of as a positive thing. But this may not always be the case, at least when a slight improvement in health threatens a person's ability to continue receiving Social Security disability benefits.

What will cause a person to stop receiving disability benefits?

Change is a natural part of life for Georgia residents. Over the years, individuals may change jobs from time to time and see changes in their personal life and family circumstances.

These changes are often what lead to individuals applying for Social Security disability benefits. For instance, when an individual suffers a work-related injury, it may prevent him or her from continuing work. In turn, the individual may find it necessary to apply for Social Security disability benefits for injuries they have suffered.

How often will disability benefits be reviewed?

When Georgia residents pursue an important goal, there may be more at stake than simply reaching the goal. In many circumstances, maintaining the goal after it is reached can be just as important as getting there in the first place.

This is certainly true when it comes to Social Security disability benefits. While a lot of effort may go into obtaining disability benefits, keeping those benefits after the initial decision is just as important as obtaining them in the first instance.

Overseas visits may affect Social Security disability payments

Over the course of this summer, many Georgia residents may be hoping to get away for awhile on a vacation. For some, these visits may be more permanent in nature, such as for individuals who may be traveling outside of the United States for an extended period of time. While these visits can be beneficial for a variety of reasons, they can also pose issues with a person's SSDI claims.

There are over half a million people who receive some kind of Social Security benefit and who live outside of the United States. This includes not only retired persons, but disabled workers as well and their families. Under the federal regulations, a person can receive Social Security disability payments outside the country, so long as they remain eligible.

Veterans may apply for expedited disability benefits

Service to one's country through voluntary military duty is one of the noblest undertakings that a Fayetteville resident may choose to perform. Soldiers in all branches of the military put their lives on the line in order to ensure that the freedom of other Americans is protected, no matter what the cost. Though many service men and women are able to return home to their families and live productive lives after their terms of service have ended, others bring with them the lasting injuries of their tours of duty and the traumas they endured as soldiers.

When a soldier becomes a veteran after their period of military service is over, then they may be eligible for benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs. They may also be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. When a veteran applies for disability benefits, their application is placed on an expedited schedule so that a determination of their eligibility is made in a timely manner.

Do you qualify for multiple kinds of disability benefits?

When Georgia residents need financial assistance, the last thing they want to do is jump through obstacles and navigate through a confusing patchwork of legal regulations. And yet, it can often seem as though that is what is necessary when a person applies for Social Security disability benefits.

Take, for instance, the recent discussion on this blog regarding the interaction between different kinds of benefits. If a person receives disability benefits under certain state law programs, it can influence the person's ability to receive Social Security disability benefits. This can come as a surprise to some when they receive notice of a denied claim or when they receive notice that their benefits are not as high as they anticipated.

Applying for benefits for a work-related injury

Workplace injuries are unfortunately common. When the injuries are serious, Georgia residents may find themselves unable to do their jobs and may find themselves without the income they need to live their lives. Lost wages can severely impact individuals' abilities to pay their bills, care for their families, and meet their other financial obligations.

When people find themselves unable to work due to injuries sustained while doing their jobs, they may be able to apply for disability benefits from the government. The Social Security Administration offers injured workers the opportunity to apply for disability benefits to help them maintain their livelihood during their recovery period. The law firm of Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh provides Social Security disability benefits legal services to people who are struggling with work-related injuries.

Can veterans with VA benefits qualify for SSD benefits?

This past Memorial Day, as with every year, many Georgia residents took the opportunity to reflect and remember the sacrifices from American veterans. In addition to remembering those sacrifices, Memorial Day provides a chance to think of what can be done to help living veterans, including those who have suffered injuries in service of their country.

A crucial part of helping veterans is ensuring that they have the financial stability they need, including disability benefits for those who are eligible. However, issues can arise between different kinds of disability benefits.

How much are SSD benefits affected by other benefits?

In the legal system, it can seem as though the simplest of issues can quickly turn into a complicated matter. This can occur when it comes to a person's ability to obtain Social Security disability benefits, as in any other area of law.

For example, recently this blog has discussed how Georgia residents' disability benefits can be impacted by other financial sources. Retirement benefits, workers' compensation benefits and other public disability payments all have the potential to affect the Social Security disability payments.

Are disability benefits affected by other types of benefits?

As discussed last week in this blog, individuals may have tough decisions to make when an illness or injury prevents them from continuing to work. While Georgia residents may qualify for Social Security disability benefits for illness, those benefits can be impacted by other financial sources like retirement benefits.

However, retirement benefits are not the only type of income that can impact a person's SSD benefits. If a person obtains workers' compensation benefits because of a job-related illness, for example, it can affect the SSD benefits.

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