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What should I know about war-related injuries and SSD claims?

Georgia has many military veterans who provided service to their country and went to dangerous areas as part of their duties. Unfortunately, some of these brave men and women suffered war-related injuries. In some cases, these veterans' injuries were so severe that they are unable to work. This is when it is important to understand how the Social Security Administration handles veterans and Social Security disability.

The SSA will regularly review SSD recipients' claim files

Even if you are already receiving Social Security disability benefits for a medical condition or illness, there is no guarantee that the Social Security Administration, or SSA, will allow those benefits to continue. The SSA closely monitors SSD recipients in Georgia to make sure they continue to have a qualifying disability. If the SSA finds that your condition has improved to the point where you can return to work, your benefits may cease.

Can SSD benefits be approved if I have not had ongoing treatment?

There might be a misplaced perception that people in Georgia and throughout the U.S. who are seeking Social Security disability benefits for a cardiovascular condition or illness have been getting extended treatment for their issues. For a variety of reasons, that is not always the case. Perhaps the individual was unaware of the extent of their issues and did not get treatment until it reached a point where they had become disabled and needed to consider SSD benefits. Or financial concerns and a lack of medical insurance prevented them from seeking treatment that they needed. Regardless of the reason, a lack of evidence must be addressed when seeking SSD.

The SSA can expedite 100 percent disability claims for veterans

Veterans with disabilities connected to their service may qualify for disability benefits depending on the severity of their disability. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will assign a rating, ranging from 0 percent to 100 percent, to veterans applying for benefits based on how much the disability impacts the veteran's ability to work. Veterans who receive VA benefits may still be entitled to Social Security disability benefits, and those with a VA compensation rating of 100 percent Permanent and Total (P&T) may be entitled to expedited Social Security disability benefits.

SSD benefits and key areas with mental functioning for a claim

For Georgia residents who are suffering from a neurological disorder or injury that impacts their mental and psychological functioning, it can be difficult to maintain a job and perform the necessities of everyday life. This will inevitably result in financial concerns as treatment must be provided and the basic abilities will be hindered. An inability to work and the medical treatment requirements might make it viable to seek Social Security disability benefits.

Reporting income essential for recipients of SSD

The Social Security Administration is responsible for reviewing your application for disability benefits and determining whether your inability to work qualifies you to receive disability benefits. Once you have been approved to receive benefits, it is your responsibility to provide the SSA with updates regarding your medical condition, current income and current work status.

When denied Social Security disability, you can appeal and win

When a Georgia resident is injured, ill or is suffering from a condition that renders them unable to work, Social Security disability benefits are important. These benefits can help them make ends meet, get the medical care they desperately need and more. If the application moves forward and the Social Security Administration denies the claim, it can be a nightmarish occurrence in the person's life. Often, they will not be sure as to what they can do next. Fortunately, however, there are options to appeal a denied Social Security disability benefits claim. Knowing what steps to take is one of the key factors in a successful appeal.

What is the Listing of Impairments?

As you begin the application process for Social Security Disability benefits in Georgia, you may come across something called the Listing of Impairments. The Listing of Impairments is a list of medical conditions that the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers serious enough to keep you out of work.


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