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Can you get SSI payments for your disabled minor child?

Most people think of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits when they think of federal disability compensation. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) also administers a secondary disability benefits program. Unlike SSDI, which is only available to those who have worked for long enough to make appropriate contributions to social security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) […]

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Will My Children Be Able To Draw From My Disability Benefits?

Children whose parents, or in some cases grandparents and stepparents, receive Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits can be eligible for what is called auxiliary benefits. Auxiliary benefits are payments from your record paid to any dependents under the age of 18. Additionally, a student aged 18-19 may be eligible and disabled adult children of a […]

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Active-Duty Periods

Service connection for any disability requires three elements. First, the Veteran must have had an injury, illness, or event which first presented or occurred in active-duty service. Second, the Veteran must have a current disability which is related to the in-service event. Finally, the Veteran must have a medical “nexus” statement linking the condition in […]

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Tips for C&P Exams

Veterans who receive VA disability compensation are likely familiar with the VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) exams, but a Veteran who is filing a first-time claim may be unfamiliar with the process.  A C&P exam is an important part of the VA claims process and helps the VA rate your condition and determine the right […]

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