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How Combined Ratings Work for an Orlando Veterans Disability Claim

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Trying to understand how the Veterans Administration calculates disability ratings can be confusing. If you have multiple disabilities, your compensation rating will be different and can be even more confusing to figure out on your own in some instances. If you need assistance with a Florida veterans disability claim, let the experienced team of… Read More »

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Tips on How to Win Your Orlando Social Security Disability Case

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Understanding how the Social Security Disability system works plays a vital role in getting your disability claim approved. Many Social Security Disability (SSDI) cases are denied upon the initial application. However, they are often approved on appeal. This typically happens when there was a mistake on your original application. Avoid making mistakes on your… Read More »

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Possible Benefits You Qualify for Under Veterans Disability in Florida

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you have a disability and are applying for compensation benefits through the Veterans Administration, you may also qualify for other benefits. Pursuing a veterans disability claim can be a complicated process. Don’t attempt to pursue a claim independently; let an experienced Orlando veterans disability lawyer help. Examples of Benefits Available to All Veterans… Read More »

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How the VA Rates Spinal Stenosis in Florida?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of your spinal canal, resulting in weakness, pain, and numbness when the nerves are compressed. The narrowing of your spinal canal can be caused by the degeneration of the spine or physical injury. Depending on the location and which nerve is compressed, spinal stenosis can cause a wide… Read More »

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Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring an Orlando Veterans’ Disability Lawyer

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you believe you’re eligible for veterans’ disability benefits, you may be worried about the complicated application process. Some people feel the same way about hiring an attorney. The idea of meeting with Orlando veterans’ disability attorneys may be intimidating as well. However, retaining the right attorney could mean the difference between receiving your… Read More »

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What is the Compassionate Allowance Initiative with Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

When someone applies for Social Security Disability benefits, the approval process can drag on for what seems like forever. At a minimum, it can be months of waiting for news. The Social Security Administration is fully aware of the delays and created the Compassionate Allowance Initiative to help fast-track eligible disability cases. The goal… Read More »

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Questions to Ask Orlando Home Health Care Agencies

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Doing your research ahead of time on the proper type of home care services your family member needs is crucial. You should also be interviewing your top choices to help narrow down home care service options. You don’t want any surprises or to find out later that the service you chose has a lot… Read More »

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Possible Questions Asked at Your Orlando Social Security Disability Hearing

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you applied for Social Security disability and you received a denial, you will need to attend a hearing to pursue the benefits you deserve. Understandably, you may be nervous when preparing for your Social Security Disability hearing. Many clients want to know what questions they will be asked and how the hearing will… Read More »

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Tips for Choosing the Right Orlando Home Care Agency

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Medicaid covers some home health care from skilled RNs and LPNs, home health agencies, and more. Figuring out Medicaid eligibility, and narrowing down your options and choosing the right option for your family member can be daunting. You need someone on your side who can help you make the right choices for your elderly… Read More »

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Reasons to Hire an Elder Law Attorney in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Some people assume that an elder law attorney handles drafting wills and setting up estate plans. However, elder law attorneys do not necessarily handle the same specialties as estate planning attorneys. Elder law attorneys primarily handle issues with long term care and Medicaid planning. Seniors have unique and complex legal questions that are typically… Read More »

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