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What Benefits Can You Claim If You Are Disabled?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Tue, 03/28/2023 - 13:05

Are you unable to work due to a disability? If so, you may qualify for disability benefits.

However, you might not know which disability benefits program serves your needs. If this is the case for you, keep reading to learn more. This overview provides essential information about the main benefits for people with disabilities in the United States.

What Cancer Qualifies For Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 03/23/2023 - 17:43

Many different cancers qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The main requirement to qualify for disability with cancer is that the cancer diagnosis will prevent you from working for at least the next 12 months. Section 13.00 in the SSA’s Blue Book lists approximately 30 different types of cancer that can qualify for disability. These cancers range from skin cancer to cancers where the origin is not known.

Do You Get Extra Money from Social Security Disability for Being a Veteran?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Fri, 02/17/2023 - 12:04

Veterans can qualify for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Veteran (VA) disability benefits at the same time. You will not get more for being a veteran, but you will not get less either. As a veteran, you might be eligible to receive several benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) depending on your circumstances, but it is quite common for veterans to receive VA disability benefits as well as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

What Is The Next Step After Being Denied Disability?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 12:00

It is not uncommon to have your disability claim denied the first time. In fact, according to the Social Security Administration, more than 65% of disability claims are denied. After your disability claim is rejected, the next step is fill out a Request for Reconsideration, which is really just an appeal for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to look at your claim. When your request is granted, you can fix any errors or omissions in your disability claim and refile your disability claim.