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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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When Should You Hire an Orlando Social Security Disability Lawyer?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you are unable to work, and you need to file a Social Security Disability claim, you are likely unsure what to do or how the application process works. You may also be wondering whether it’s worth hiring an Orlando Social Security Disability lawyer. Most people have not been through the process either, so… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Medicaid Planning in Orlando

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Planning for Medicaid eligibility becomes more crucial as you get older. Some people are shocked to find out that Medicare won’t cover their long-term care needs, such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities. That is something Medicaid can help with, but there are strict eligibility requirements. Most people don’t have the resources to… Read More »

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Getting Veterans’ Disability Benefits in Orlando for PTSD

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is something that many military veterans experience. In some cases, veterans can receive disability compensation for their PTSD. Applying for veterans’ benefits can be a complicated process. To better improve your chances of approval, you need to contact an experienced Orlando veterans’ disability attorney. At the Law Offices of Shea… Read More »

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