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August 2016 Archives

Workplace hazards and a veteran's health

Airborne hazards are just one of many things veterans may have come into contact with on the job. Many are concerned about these hazards and for good reason. The health effects of these substances can be measured, and it's been known for some time that they can lead to illness. While it may be hard to link the hazards to illness, with the right documentation, it is possible.

The Social Security Administration and limits on benefit payouts

When you're placed on Social Security Disability for an injury, you deserve to be treated fairly and receive the benefits you need. One thing some people don't realize is that if you heal or are somehow able to work despite a disability, you could have the benefits taken away.

New proposal may help the disabled get back to work

When you are left with a disability, the last thing on your mind is working. You want to recover and start to feel better. As time goes on, it's likely that you'll be able to work again. Sometimes, it's hard to return to work, though. The positions open to you may be few, or you may have special needs. The limits the Social Security Department puts on earnings can make it hard to have the safety net you need, too.

Qualify for veterans benefits and get what you're owed

If you're a veteran, you may be wondering if you can apply for disability benefits or any other benefits that typically are paid out to veterans of the United States military. To determine if you qualify for benefits, you will have to work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You and your attorney may need to submit forms or documents indicating your condition as well as your time spent in the military, so you should keep related documents on hand.

Does Social Security Disability cover skin conditions?

One kind of disorder that may be covered by Social Security benefits include skin disorders. The skin disorders can be acquired through disease or as a result of congenital or hereditary factors. The impairments covered in the listing by the Social Security Administration range from photosensitivity disorders to burns.

The Medical Impairment

To be found disabled under the Social Security Act, an individual must show the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity due to a medically determinable severe impairment or combination of impairments expected to result in death or last at least twelve continuous months. The impairment(s) must meet a few basic criteria to qualify as a medically determinable severe impairment.

The Alleged Onset Date

When filing a claim for disability benefits, your alleged onset date (AOD) is the day on which you assert you met the technical and medical requirements for disability benefits. Your alleged onset date helps determine how far back your disability payments will reach. It often coincides with the date you last worked, since the first step in proving your disability claim involves showing that you have not engaged in substantial gainful activity since your alleged onset date.

Documenting Side Effects Can Help Your Case

When you apply for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, the Social Security Administration will ask for a list of all the impairments that keep you from working.

Working After Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

There's a misconception that once a person has been declared disabled, they can never do any sort of paid work again or their benefits will be discontinued.


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