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Thursday, August 17, 2017
disability benefits
Veteran Affairs, Veterans

Cure To Some VA Waits Creates New Ills

A plan to unclog the pipeline for disability claims in the Veterans Affairs Department has ended up re-clogging it with fraudulent claims. Veterans with great needs are bumped out of appointments by fakers. And money that could go to those too disabled to work a regular job gets diverted to the well-bodied.

July 21, 2016

Tips On Filing For Social Security Disability Benefits

About a month ago, I answered some questions from people who were wondering if I thought they might be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. I essentially told them that the only way they would know for sure is to actually apply for such benefits. I took flack from some readers who thought my answer […]

October 12, 2011

When It Comes To Filing For Disability Benefits, It Never Hurts To Try

Q. I am 55 years old and have had the same job for about 35 years. I was laid off about six months ago. I have tried looking for other work, but so far I have been unsuccessful. I suppose I could find work at low-end entry-level jobs. But I’d really like something similar to […]

July 20, 2011