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September 2014 Archives

Official confirms link between deaths and care-related delays

Over the past several months, our blog has followed the development of numerous scandals plaguing the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. These scandals have included significant delays related to veterans' benefits and delays in medical care at numerous medical facilities run by the VA throughout the nation. Questions have lingered in regards to the latter scandal, given that while the delays unquestionably occurred, no one has been quite sure how much harm was caused to veterans by these delays.

Understanding VA disability compensation rates

Every veteran who has served his or her nation with honor and has developed a disability during or in the wake of that service deserves proper care for that disability. Applying for veterans disability benefits can help to ensure that you are properly cared for in the wake of developing your disability. It is important to understand that the Department of Veterans Affairs responds to different kinds of disabilities by classifying them into various ratings. These disability ratings help to determine how much compensation you will receive and whether you will be considered eligible for certain related opportunities.

‘Sesame Street’ scandal rocks Department of Veterans Affairs

Over the past several months, we have discussed some of the numerous scandals currently tied to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These scandals have focused primarily on delays in care that the nation’s veterans have experienced at various medical facilities run by the agency and delays in both initial claim and appeal-related decisions for veterans benefits. Unfortunately, a new scandal has erupted at the Department of Veterans Affairs and it is anything but amusing.

How the SSA decides who gets SSD benefits and who does not

We frequently write about the process of applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. This process can be complex, long and detail-oriented, so it is generally best to seek the counsel of an attorney experienced in the ins and outs of this process before applying. But why exactly is the process so complex and why is the counsel of an attorney so necessary?

Update on massive SSD fraud case

We have previously written about the shocking and disturbing mass fraud case underway on the East Coast. The fraud case involves dozens of individuals who are alleged to either have applied and received Social Security Disability benefits fraudulently or to have aided individuals in doing so. What makes this story particularly upsetting is that many of the SSD recipients accused of fraud are former NYPD and FDNY heroes, many of whom served their city and their nation at Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11.

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