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October 2018 Archives

Veterans face numerous critical issues: They deserve assistance

Returning from active duty and adjusting to life as a civilian is not always easy. This is true no matter how you return, with mental or physical disabilities or completely fine. The life adjustments you have to make are significant, which is why so many people struggle with them.

Social Security Administration increases payments for 2019

If you currently use Social Security Disability (SSD) or wish to obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to boost your income in the future, there is some good news. In 2019, the amount paid out in SSD or SSI will increase. It's not a minuscule increase, either.

What do you do if your Supplemental Security Income is denied?

If you receive a denial letter in regard to your application to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it may make you worry that you'll be unable to get what you need. Fortunately, there are options to have an appeal.

Veteran's death draws attention to the needs of the wounded

A veteran who was discharged from the VA hospital took his life following his release, something that is traumatic and tragic but also important to discuss. Veterans deal with many issues, some of which are emotional and psychological. It's their right to get the medical care they need.

How Do I Apply for Disability

There are three ways to file for Social Security Disability benefits. You can apply over the phone with the Social Security Administration. You can apply in person at your local Social Security office. Finally, you can apply online at the Social Security Administration's website. However you choose to apply, you must realize that you will be facing a long process that will require an extensive amount of paperwork and patience.

Compassionate Allowances

For certain aggressive illnesses or severe injuries, applicants maybe be able to receive benefits in an expedited fashion. The Social Security Administration has a list of conditions for which one may be able to receive a "Compassionate Allowance". The Compassionate Allowance initiative is intended to help the Social Security Administration reduce the waiting time to reach a disability determination for individuals with the most serious disabilities. Certain illnesses on the Compassionate Allowance List are regarded as so serious that a simple diagnosis of the condition from a doctor automatically qualifies an applicant for benefits. The complete list of Compassionate Allowance conditions is available on the Social Security Administration's website. There are 200 plus conditions that may entitle you to a compassionate allowance. Applications with proper documentation can be processed and awarded within a month. Moreover, Social Security will consider how long the successful applicant has been disabled and will pay benefits retroactively for the months between when the disability began and when the application was approved, in addition to providing monthly funds going forward.

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408 Northdale Boulevard Northwest
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Toll Free: 888-351-0427
Fax:763-862-7521
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