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Disabled veterans to get SSD benefits raise in 2019

As we begin to wrap up 2018, we start to look towards the New Year and what's next. Every year the Social Security Administration or SSA reexamines the amounts paid to Social Security Disability recipients to determine if the numbers are accurate. Accuracy is based on cost of living, among other factors. In 2019, veterans receiving SSD benefits are going to see a raise in their disability benefits.

Veterans can receive expedited processing of SSD claim

There are many benefits that are available to veterans and active military members. This is not by accident, as these benefits are well-deserved to those who risk their lives and sacrifice so much for our country. These benefits are not inclusive to benefits associated with Veterans Affairs. The truth is Social Security Disability, which is available to civilians and veterans alike, can provide further benefits for a veteran unable to work due to a physical disability or mental disability.

What is the disability hearing all about?

If you are unable to work due to a medical condition, mental illness or serious physical injury, you could qualify for financial support through disability benefits. However, the process of getting the financial support you need can be complex. Among other requirements, you will have to prove you are disabled.

A few things to know about Social Security disability benefits

Understanding the ins and outs of Social Security disability benefits is helpful for individuals in Ohio who unexpectedly find themselves unable to do their jobs because of a disabling medical condition. Facing medical challenges can be enough of a struggle without also suffering the inability to work. Fortunately, Social Security disability (SSD) benefits provide an important lifeline to disabled individuals who are unable to work because of their disability.

Social Security funding increase directed at disability backlog

The backlog for processing Social Security disability claims is a well-known and well-documented problem. This blog recently discussed how important it is to understand how to qualify for Social Security disability benefits and to be familiar with the application process. Because the process can be complex and lengthy, it helps to understand how claims for Social Security benefits are evaluated but some recent good news may help address some of the backlog.

How to appeal a denied Social Security disability claim

Many initial applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied which is why it is important for disabled applicants to understand that a denial is not the end of the process and to be familiar with the options available to appeal a denied claim for Social Security disability benefits. There are several levels of appeal following a denied claim for Social Security disability benefits.

What is the average wait time for SSD decisions in Columbus?

A previous blog post discussed the increased wait times for Ohioans and people across the country on their Social Security disability claims. Due to Social Security Administration (SSA) budget cuts, cost -saving measures such as hiring freezes and staff cuts were implemented. As a result, many people are left waiting, sometimes years, to get decisions on their claims.

Backlog creates lag in Ohio Social Security disability decisions

Social Security Administration budget cuts have led to cost-saving measures such as hiring freezes and staff cuts. Those applying for disability benefits are now facing longer wait times due to such underfunding and inadequate staffing. Many Ohioans are left waiting months, sometimes years, to get a decision on their Social Security disability claims.

Ohio cash assistance program terminated

Approximately 6,000 Ohioans will no longer receive benefits from the Disability Financial Assistance (DFA) program after the latest state budget went into effect in July. The program cost $9.6 million last year, a mere fraction of the state's $34.5 billion general revenue fund budget. However, on July 1, they no longer accepted applications, and all current recipients will stop receiving payments at the end of the year.

Consideration of vocational factors for SSD benefits

Social Security disability benefits are available to those who are suffering from a disability that renders them unable to work for an extended period of time. Eligibility to receive SSD benefits usually depends upon an applicant's ability to meet the SSA requirements for listed medical or mental conditions, but it may also hinge upon a number of vocational factors.

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