Understanding Social Security Disability—An Overview of the Basics

By / February 16, 2018 / Social Security Disability Basic Facts / 484 Comments

Enhance your chances of filing a successful claim for disability benefits by increasing your general understanding of Social Security benefits. Learn how you can qualify for disability benefits based on your own work history or in some circumstances based on the work credits of your parents or your deceased spouse. Get help in determining which cease work date to claim as your disability date when you have tried to return to work after you first became disabled. Be sure to take advantage of additional potential benefits. Learn when you can get health insurance through Medicare or Medicaid, how workers compensation... Read more

VA Pension & VA disability benefits

By / February 18, 2018 / 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 18, 2018 / 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 / February 18, 2018 / 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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