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Florida Veterans’ Disability Benefits for Neurological Disorders

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Veterans can suffer from a variety of conditions because of their time in the military, including neurological disorders. A neurological disorder affects the brain and can be among the most debilitating conditions veterans can suffer. If the veteran leaves their neurological condition untreated, there is a risk that it will become worse. To learn… Read More »

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Common Types of Disabilities that Qualify for Florida Social Security Disability Benefits

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you cannot work due to a debilitating injury or chronic disease, you may be extremely frustrated and have concerns about how you will pay bills. There are currently more than ten million people who are receiving Social Security disability benefits. Nearly nine million of those people are disabled workers, one million disabled adults,… Read More »

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Making a Florida Veterans’ Disability Claim for Parkinson’s Disease

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Veterans who were injured, sick, developed a mental health condition, or were exposed to environmental toxins while serving in the military could be entitled to veterans’ disability benefits. Even if your condition didn’t appear until years later, you could still receive benefits provided you can establish the condition is service-connected. In some cases, you… Read More »

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Florida Veterans’ Disability Claims: Three New Conditions Added to Agent Orange Presumptive List for 2021

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 has added three new conditions to their list of presumptive conditions. Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may qualify for benefits if they have one of the presumptive conditions. The three new additions for 2021 are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism, or Parkinson-like symptoms…. Read More »

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What Is Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) for Florida Veterans?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDUI) is a benefit for disabled veterans who have a service-connected disability that impacts their ability to secure and maintain substantially gainful employment. If eligible, TDIU benefits will provide a veteran with the same amount they would receive for a 100% schedular rating—even if their total combined rating doesn’t add… Read More »

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Levels of Appeals in a Florida Social Security Disability Claim

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Did you file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and receive a denial? Don’t despair as you aren’t alone. Many applicants’ claims are denied on their initial application and may need to file an appeal. In fact, around 70% of SSD and SSI claims are denied upon first application. This situation is where retaining… Read More »

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Types of Claims that Orlando Social Security Disability Attorneys Are Likely to Reject

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you plan to file a claim for disability, or you have already received a denial, you may be wondering when it’s time to hire an Orlando Social Security disability lawyer. In most cases, retaining an attorney makes the most sense. However, there are some types of cases that attorneys may be less inclined… Read More »

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Florida Disability Benefits: Determining Your Eligibility for Social Security Disability

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you are disabled, you are likely wondering whether your condition qualifies for Social Security disability benefits or not. There are two types of Social Security benefits, Social Security Disability (SSDI), which is based on work credits, and Social Security Income (SSI), which is for low-income applicants. To start, you must show you qualify… Read More »

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Reasons Your Orlando Long-Term Disability Claim Might Be Denied

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Long-term disability (LTD) insurance will provide some replacement income if you are disabled and can no longer work due to an accident, illness, or another disability condition or event. You can purchase long-term disability insurance on your own, but some employers offer it as a benefit as well. Unfortunately, having access to benefits isn’t… Read More »

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How Can an Orlando Elder Law Attorney Help Me?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Our needs change as we age, especially when it comes to financial and medical decisions. At some point in time, there is a good chance you might need long-term care. That is why planning ahead for your future is so important. You want to make sure that you can qualify for programs, such as… Read More »

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