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Occupations Most Likely to End in Disability

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Every 15 cents of every tax dollar paid into Social Security goes into a trust that pays disabled workers who can no longer perform their jobs, or any other job that earns them $1,260 a month, according to the Social Security Administration. Workers who earn enough lifetime credits (one credit is earned by earning… Read More »

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Top Five Reasons for Being Denied SSI Benefits

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits allow people with disabilities, who also have few economic resources, to pay for things like housing, food, transportation, going to the movies or vacation, and anything else that they desire to use their benefits for. While SSI benefits are a crucial financial tool for thousands of families and individuals… 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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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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What Impact Does a Disability Rating Have on My Orlando Veterans’ Disability Claim?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

As a military veteran with an injury or medical condition that was caused by or made worse by your time in the military, you could be eligible to file for veterans’ disability benefits. To verify what type of compensation you could be eligible for, the VA will look at what’s known as your disability… Read More »

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Important Social Security Disability Terminology to Know

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability can feel like an overwhelming process. While bills are piling up and you are unable to work, Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, can provide financial relief to those who are eligible. While reading up on the process, you are bound to run into terminology that you… Read More »

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Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, causes anxiety due to a traumatic event. You can get PTSD from either watching or experiencing a traumatic event. People living with PTSD experience horror, intense fear, or helplessness. PTSD is often associated with war veterans or someone who served in some type of combat. However, it can also… Read More »

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Take Time Now to Review Your Long-Term Disability Coverage

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Regardless of your age, health, or income level, it is important to take steps to protect your financial security. Unexpected events can come up that leave you unable to work or meet your monthly expenses. Long-term disability benefits offered by your employer can help in these situations. You may have this type of coverage… Read More »

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5 Things to Know Before You Apply for Social Security Disability

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Making the decision to file a claim for Social Security disability can weigh heavy on your mind, especially considering the fact that you face an uphill battle throughout the process. To gain approval on your initial application, you need to prove that you suffer from a disabling medical condition that affects your ability to… Read More »

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