Category Archives: Applications

18 Nov

Are You Using the VA’s eBenefits?

The self-service web portal, designed and run by both the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense, provides information and faster delivery of service-related benefits.  This article explains some of the many features that are prompting more and more veterans to join the already two million registered users on eBenefits. 30,000 veterans use eBenefits every

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15 Nov

Vets101: A New Resource for Veterans

On November 8, 2012, The World Institute on Disability (WID) launched Vets101.org, a site dedicated to information and free career planning tools for veterans. In the works since 2008, Vets101 is a service made possible with the invaluable collaboration of veterans’ organizations, wounded warriors, veterans with disabilities, and their friends and family. Vets101 will feature

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28 Oct

The Virtual Screening Unit: What Is It and How Can It Help Your Claim?

At some point after your Request for Hearing has been filed, you may receive a notice by the Social Security Administration that your case has been transferred to the Virtual Screening Unit (VSU). What is the Virtual Screening Unit? The Virtual Screening Unit is a division in the Social Security Administration comprised of senior attorneys

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27 Aug

Social Security Disability Function Reports

How does Social Security use my answers on these forms to assess my ability to work? While your representative cannot tell you what to put in your answers, we can advise you how your answers to these questions will be viewed by Social Security and the sorts of things you should think about in answering

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01 Mar

Veterans and Social Security Disability Benefits; What do Veterans Need to Know?

Veterans and Disability Benefits: What You Must Know to Get Your Benefits By:  Disability Group (www.socialsecuritylaw.com) The Social Security Administration acknowledges the unique sacrifices made by veterans, because of this military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department

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10 Feb

How Much Do I Have To Pay My Social Security Disability Lawyer?

When do I have to pay my Social Security Disability lawyer? Your lawyer should not charge you any upfront fees. Your lawyer’s fees have to be approved by the Social Security Administration. Your lawyer gets paid only when you are found disabled by the Social Security Administration and found entitled to retroactive benefits. Your lawyer

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25 Jan

Seizures and Social Security Disability Claims – How To Prepare Your Case

There are more than 29 different seizure disorders, and not all of them result in convulsions. In fact, seizures are experienced differently from person to person. Many individuals with chronic seizure disorders are able to control seizures with medications.  If you take medications as directed and still continue to experience seizures that prevent you from

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