Collecting Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease

By / May 28, 2017 / Applying for Social Security Disability & SSI Benefits / 2 Comments

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) may be received for serious cases of either Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. The primary requirements the SSA demands are that the disease prevents you from engaging in a substantially gainful job and that the illness prevents such employment for at least a year, or it is in terminal stages. Evaluating Benefit Approval It is very helpful if you have kept a daily personal journal about how your medical condition affects your daily activities and how you feel. If you have not been doing so, it would be a good idea to... Read more

I am rated 40% by the VA for one disability and 10% for another; why isn’t my overall rating 50%?

By / April 21, 2017 / Veterans Disability / 3 Comments

If a VA compensation claim results in a benefit approval, the VA will assign a disability rating. A VA benefit award can result in a combination of several disabilities, which are rated at different percentages. For example, a veteran can have one rating of 40% for a back injury, a rating of 10% for tinnitus, and a rating of 20% for a knee injury. The combined rating is not the sum of the individual ratings.  In this example, the combined rating is not 70% (i.e., the total of each individual rating, 40% + 10% + 20%). Rather the combined rating... 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

Working From Home Can Help Those on SSDI or SSI

By / October 1, 2017 / Disability Resources, Managing Your Money / No Comments

Work From Home employment in the past decade has become a growing industry nationwide. Work From Home continues to open employment doors for many job seekers whose situation, illness, or disability requires them to find a remote job. In the past five years especially, the industry is booming with leading national W2 employers who see hiring remote workers as a true win-win. These employers often offer competitive paying jobs with various employee benefits, incentives, or bonuses. Job seekers with disabilities have greatly benefited from the increase of Work From Home positions. Many job seekers who have been on SSDI or... Read more

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