Social Security Disability Application Forms

By / January 14, 2018 / Commonly Used SSDI/SSI Forms / No Comments

Even if you plan to file online, it is advisable to write out a rough draft on paper forms so that you don’t forget to include important information when working online or when you are in a Social Security office filing in person. The base application for Social Security Disability (SSDI) is the SSA-16-BK, while the base application form for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability is the SSA-8000-BK. Base application forms for disabled widows and adult children are the SSA-10 and SSA-4-BK, respectively. These last two forms can be found in the SSA Retirement/Dependent/Survivor Forms section of this website. Whether... Read more

VA Pension & VA disability benefits

By / March 3, 2016 / Veterans Disability / 3 Comments

Veterans may wonder if they can receive both pension payments and VA disability benefits. The answer is yes, you might be able to participate in both programs – but it depends on the amount of your disability benefits. It may help to review the different purposes and eligibility requirements for each benefit: Non-service-connected pension benefits for veterans disabled after service This type of pension is not for any service-connected disability. It is designed for veterans who become disabled from conditions that occurred after their military service. It is intended for: Low income veterans, who meet income requirements, AND Who are... Read more

What is Workers’ Compensation?

By / February 1, 2017 / Workers Compensation / 1 Comment

Workers’ compensation (familiarly referred to as “workers’ comp”) protects workers and their families from work-related expenses from injuries and diseases occurring within the workplace. This protection is very valuable in the case of a long-term or lifetime disability, and even applies if the employee is at fault or dies as a result of employment. In other words, it is a no-fault system.  Also, a death benefit could be available to the family if the employee dies while working. In exchange for receiving payments under this program which pays your expenses as you incur them, you are giving up your right... Read more

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect

By / May 15, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are supposed to provide services that ensure safety, security, and competent medical care for you or your loved one. Too many times, this is not happening. The facilities, nurses and their assistants may be understaffed, overworked, and undertrained. Due to this, elderly neglect in nursing homes is not uncommon. Sometimes things go wrong with the care you expected to receive. There may be an elderly injury, a complication, neglect, or even out and out physical abuse. You may find yourself paying top dollar for these insufficient or criminal services. There are many times when... Read more

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