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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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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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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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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

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

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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