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These diseases are linked to the military and Agent Orange

There are certain diseases associated with working in the military. Since these are recognized as diseases likely caused by exposure to chemicals or experiences in the military, it's easier for veterans to obtain compensation for the illnesses. Called "presumptive diseases," The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs has identified that a number of illnesses are directly related to exposure to Agent Orange or other chemicals found primarily in military circumstances.

You may qualify for benefits if you're disabled

Once you qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may also qualify for Medicaid, social services and help with purchasing food. Each of these benefits is open to those who have low incomes, disabilities and are in need.

Veterans can receive benefits for mental health issues

In the military, you're exposed to many different things, from death to great achievements. As a result of the traumatic things you've been through, you may now struggle with your mental health. As a veteran, it is within your rights to obtain help for these issues.

Supplemental Security Income can help boost your income at home

You've been living with a disability for a few years, and you have realized that it's hard to make ends meet. You can't work much, and when you do, it's not enough to make a difference in your finances. You need more help.

Failure to Appear

Claimants who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits can wait months or even years to plead their case before an administrative law judge. When a hearing is finally scheduled, attendance is important. The hearing office is required to provide at least 75 days advance written notice of the hearing. Hearings may be conducted in person, by video teleconferencing (VTC), or by telephone. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment time, you or your appointed representative should notify the Social Security Administration Hearing Office immediately to request a postponement.

Can you qualify for disability after a head injury?

If you have a head injury, you can take steps to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD). While a severe head or brain injury does impact your everyday life, you'll need to prove that to the Social Security Administration (SSA) to obtain disability benefits. Symptoms don't always happen all at once, so it's important to keep all medical documents related to your injury ready for submission.


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