Archive | June, 2016

What Happens to Disability Benefits at Retirment Age?

If I get Social Security disability benefits and I reach full retirement age, what happens to my benefits? Will I then receive my retirement benefits? Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries become full retirement age. If you’re receiving Social Security disability benefits, your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement […]

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VA to Revisit ALl 2007-2015 Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has granted equitable relief to more than 24,000 Veterans following a national review of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) medical examinations conducted in connection with disability compensation claims processed between 2007 and 2015. This action by the Secretary allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer new TBI examinations […]

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What are SSI and Social Security Disablity (SSDI?)

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. While both of these programs offer cash benefits for people with disabilities, the eligibility requirements for each are different, although the medical disability standards are the same. What Is SSDI? SSDI is funded through payroll taxes. To […]

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Side Effects of Meds are a Symptom

People with disabilities are necessarily on medications to manage their symptoms. Often these medications have side-effects that are nearly as troublesome as the original disease, but are necessary for lessening or containing the illness – think of chemotherapy. Many have side effects such as fatigue and confusion. Side-effects of prescribed medications are actual “symptoms” that […]

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