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September 2017 Archives

Understanding disability benefits for veterans

It is important for those that honorably served our country to be familiar with disability benefits options available to them. Disability benefits is a monetary benefit paid to disabled veterans that are disabled because of a disease or injury that they suffered or was aggravated during their active duty military service. Compensation for other disabilities may also be available depending on the circumstances.

Social Security disability application backlog now at 1 million

The wait for Social Security disability benefits is, unfortunately, a long one which is why it is helpful for disabled individuals to be prepared to submit a thorough application and to also be prepared for the appeals process if necessary. Currently, greater than 1 million applicants are waiting for a hearing concerning their Social Security disability (SSD) application which can take up to 2 years to receive.

Application basics for Social Security disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits are important for individuals injured at work and other disabled individuals, including disabled veterans. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration reports that 25 percent of workers will become disabled prior to reaching the age of 67. For disabled individuals who suffer from a disability that is expected to last a year or longer, Social Security disability benefits may be an option to help.

Rehabilitation options for Social Security disability recipients

After being injured on the job, it may be possible to obtain Social Security disability (SSD) benefits to help with everyday expenses. In addition to the other benefits provided by Social Security disability insurance, the program may also help disabled individuals return to work through vocational rehabilitation options. The Social Security Administration reimburses State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies for the costs of the services they provide to SSD recipients under certain circumstances.

Understanding veterans' service-related disability benefits

Veterans may suffer from physical and psychological disability related to their service. It is important that disabled veterans are familiar with the disability options that may be available to them. Veterans' benefits may be available for a service-related disability. When veterans applying for disability benefits are denied benefits, it is also important for them not to give up and exhaust the appeals process to obtain the badly-needed benefits.

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