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Class Action by Veterans Denied VA Benefits for PTSD Can Now Proceed

Soldier with PTSD sitting and looking upset. November 19th, 2018

A recent ruling by a Senior U.S. District Judge now allows those Navy and Marine Corps veterans who developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after their service in Iraq and Afghanistan to file suit against the military for denying them Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. A detailed article on the case is available here. A Question of…

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National Veterans and Military Families Month: Veterans Disability Compensation Resources

Young soldier reunited with his daughter November 13th, 2018

Disability Attorneys of Michigan would like to thank all current military members and veterans for their service to this country. In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, we outlined the benefits available to those who become disabled during service. A detailed overview of Veterans Disability Compensation requirements is available through the National Veterans…

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Learn Tips to Improve Your Chances of SSD Approval in Our New Infographic

Michigan Social Security Disability Infographic November 7th, 2018

When you are diagnosed with a disability, your entire life changes. You struggle with the stress of adapting to your condition, and you may worry about how you can afford medical treatment and provide for yourself and your family when you likely will no longer be able to work. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA)…

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Cost of Living Adjustment to Raise Military Pensions, Disability Benefits

Military veteran holding cash October 31st, 2018

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a 2.8% increase in benefit payments for 2019. A detailed story on the increase—the largest adjustment since 2012—is available here. The cost of living adjustment (COLA) will benefit both military retirees and veterans receiving disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Last year’s increase was 2%,…

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Few Alternatives in the Face of SSDI Denials

Older man looking at job ads October 26th, 2018

A new study examined economic outcomes of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicants denied benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Findings indicate such applicants suffer economic harm and fare poorly in the job market. A detailed article on the findings appears here. Older SSDI applicants denied benefits due to stringent SSA standards go on…

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Government Accountability Office Suggests Improvements to Regional VA Claims Processing

Paperwork on desk October 15th, 2018

Each year, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) processes more than one million compensation claims, which provide $65 billion in benefits. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggested recommendations to improve the processing performance. The GAO’s full report appears here. About the Report The report examines how the VBA manages workload performance, how the VBA reports timeliness…

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Claiming SSDI & VA Disability

Veterans Benefits Booklet October 5th, 2018

Some disabled veterans are eligible to receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Disability Benefits through the Veterans Administration (VA) at the same time. A detailed article on the process appears here. About VA & SSDI The VA provides disability benefits to military veterans who were disabled during…

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Combat-Disabled Veterans May Receive IRS Refund

Soldiers in combat September 27th, 2018

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced some combat veterans may be due a refund for taxes applied against their disability severance payments over a 15-year period. A detailed article on this announcement is available here. According to a recent press release, approximately 140,000 combat-injured disabled veterans may be due a refund. In…

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Utah Man Denied Social Security Disability Insurance in Dispute

Middle-aged man looking upset September 25th, 2018

A former welder from Tremonton, Utah who has applied repeatedly for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits has sought the assistance of local investigative television journalists after receiving multiple letters denying his claim. A detailed article on what the news crew found is available here. A History of Medical Problems Randy Thompson  said he first…

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New VA Secretary Opposes Agent Orange Benefits for Navy Veterans

Navy ship in ocean September 20th, 2018

Robert Wilkie, the newly appointed secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has opposed a bill to extend benefits based on exposure to Agent Orange to Navy veterans who served during the Vietnam War. He based his opinion on high costs and insufficient evidence sailors were exposed to the toxic chemical. A detailed article on…

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