Yearly Archives: 2017




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12 Sep, 2017

What to do When Your Disability Benefits are Denied

According to data published by the Social Security Administration (SSA), approximately 65 percent of applications for disability benefits are denied every year. Fortunately, those who have been denied benefits have…

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22 Aug, 2017

Collecting Social Security Disability for a Mental Illness

While most people apply for disability benefits when they struggle with a physical medical condition, it is possible to collect benefits for a mental illness. Unfortunately, it is even more…

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04 Jul, 2017

How to File for a Change of Your VA Disability Rating

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has created a ‘rating’ system for assessing the severity of applicants’ disabilities. The rating system is extremely complex. However, to simplify the issue, there…

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20 Jun, 2017

Social Security Disability Claims: What You Need to Know About ALJ Hearings

If your initial Social Security disability claim has been denied, you have likely been left feeling confused and frustrated. Please know that you are not alone. According to data collected…

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06 Jun, 2017

Review of Veterans Affairs Office Reveals that 1 in 6 TBI Claims are Improperly Handled

According to an April 30th, 2017 report that ran in the Boston Herald, the regional VA office in Massachusetts has been systematically mishandling veteran brain injury cases. Indeed, an investigation…

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23 May, 2017

ERISA Claims: A Diagnosis is Not Always Sufficient to Establish a Disability

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that governs employer sponsored retirement plans. ERISA is notoriously complex, and many individuals run into confusion and…

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