Friday, June 13, 2014

Facts about SSA and Veteran Disability Benefits

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It doesn’t matter how decorated or renowned one is, each veteran has, in one way or another, helped in securing the present and future of this great nation, so it’s only fair to give them something back in return. The federal government for one, has several kinds of disability benefits aimed at helping noble heroes who, in their valor, have incurred illnesses or conditions that have rendered them disabled.

What constitutes a disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has it that for a person to be deemed disabled, they should be unable to perform any type of significant work (thus keeping them from making a living). The department of Veterans Affairs (VA), on the other hand, has benefits for partial disability as well as complete disability, so a person could simultaneously work and collect compensation.

Who are eligible for disability benefits?

Veterans can only claim disability benefits if they have been working for at least five of the last ten years, but this can be denied if the veteran waits far too long to file a claim with his disability benefits attorney after he stops working. There are also specific conditions that could qualify a veteran, such as PTSD, fibromyalgia, and certain toxic exposure cases.

How is compensation valuated?

VA benefits will depend on the severity of the veteran’s condition and the extent of his disability. Social security benefits, however, does not rank your condition but it merely seeks to determine whether it prevents you from being able to work.


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