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Will SSD benefits be reduced because of other benefits?

When Georgia residents suffer serious financial setbacks, they often are in need of all the help they can get. With this in mind, individuals may seek out multiple sources of financial assistance, particularly when a single kind of benefit is not enough on its own to make up the person's lost income.

For example, when a person suffers a work-related injury, multiple kinds of benefits are often sought. This may include workers' compensation, Social Security disability benefits for injuries and other kinds of assistance that are available. While these different benefits combine to form greater financial assistance to the injured person, the receipt of different kinds of benefits can also affect each other.

Millions celebrate anniversary of Social Security program

There have been many important programs established throughout history that greatly impact the everyday lives of Georgia residents. It is important to have an awareness of this history and of how individuals can use these programs when needed.

One of the most fundamental programs that has provided help to millions over the past several decades is the Social Security program. The Social Security program recently turned 80 years old, as it was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935.

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It is amazing how things have changed over the last few decades. Individuals have experienced great change in their personal and professional lives, including changes to their family and advancements in their personal careers. Society as a whole has also changed over the past few decades, including changes in the law that have impacted the lives of Georgia residents.

For example, as discussed recently in this blog, our country recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Many individuals have benefited from the ADA and continue to rely on its protections for those with a disability.

How does a return to work affect SSD benefits?

As discussed in this blog last week, Georgia residents and those around the country recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Many individuals have benefited from the ADA and continue to rely on its protections for those with a disability.

Disabled individuals still are in need of assistance in other areas, however, including when applying for and maintaining Social Security disability benefits. There are many misconceptions about who is eligible for disability benefits and how those benefits interact with a person's inability to work.

Georgia residents celebrate 25 years of the ADA

There were celebrations and moments of reflection around Georgia and the nation recently as the country marked an important milestone in the lives of millions. It was 25 years ago that the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was signed into law.

The ADA has had a profound impact on many residents in Georgia and elsewhere. More than 56 million individuals around the country have a disability, including over half of those individuals who have a severe disability. Among other things, the law prohibits discrimination in employment for disabled individuals and grants those individuals access to public places and public transportation, as well as restaurants, hotels and other places.

Overcoming the hurdles in veterans' disability claims

Georgia residents work hard to support their families. This hard work can be jeopardized when a person suffers a serious injury that prevents the individual from working. Spouses, children and others are directly impacted when a person suffers a serious injury that prevents the person from earning an income.

Few people know this more than our nation's veterans. As discussed recently in this blog, many veterans suffer serious injuries in connection with their service, including head injuries, mental illness or other conditions. No matter what the specific injury is at issue, it can render the veteran unable to work, and therefore unable to earn an income to support one's self and dependents.

Which veterans are eligible for disability compensation?

Life can change in an instant for Georgia residents. Things that may be taken for granted one day can be drastically changed without notice, causing individuals to rearrange their life and deal with issues they never dreamed they would be dealing with before.

These issues often confront our nation's veterans, who put their lives on the line in service of their country. Last week, this blog discussed the recent visit to Georgia by VA Secretary Robert McDonald. The visit was intended to address a number of issues confronting local veterans, including access to care and financial assistance.

VA Secretary discusses veterans' issues during Georgia visit

It was another fun and memorable Fourth of July holiday for many Georgia residents. Whether individuals spent the holiday with family or friends, or doing something else, many were reminded of the true meaning of the holiday and the call to celebrate the freedom and liberty enjoyed by Americans. Many also spent time during the holiday paying tribute to those who protect and uphold these freedoms, our nation's veterans.

Unfortunately, veterans have a number of issues they have to deal with as a result of their service to their country. Many veterans deal with homelessness and a lack of medical care to treat the veterans' injuries suffered during their service. Indeed, 10 of the 100 worst Veterans Administration facilities are located in Georgia and Southern Alabama, according to new government research.

What occurs during a hearing on disability benefits?

When Georgia residents have an important goal they want to reach, the road to accomplish that goal can be full of obstructions and difficulties. There can be numerous setbacks along the way, with each presenting a new challenge that must be overcome to continue down the road.

Last week, this blog discussed how individuals who have been denied social security disability benefits can appeal the denial. There are multiple levels of appeal that may be taken, each with different requirements and procedures at play.

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.

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