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Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Program

The Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Program is a program that was federally funded through the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act of 1999. In Alabama, the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Program is run by the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP). The Act allows Social Security […]

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DEMENTIA, DEMENTIA SERVICES, AND HOW CAN YOU GET HELP?

Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication ability. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Dementia affects over 6 million Americans. The Social Security Administration does consider the diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s to be a compassionate allowance. The Compassionate Allowance program allows those […]

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

Veterans who have served in Vietnam have been able to claim presumptive service connection for exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides since 1991, thanks to the Nehmer consent decree. This allowed them to claim benefits for specific conditions caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides, without the burden of trying to prove […]

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Navy Begins Reevaluation of Discharge Upgrade Applications for Service Members with Mental Health and Behavioral Conditions

The Navy has begun reevaluating discharge upgrade applications of Sailors and Marines who were diagnosed with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, military sexual trauma, and other mental health or behavioral conditions.  This reexamination stems from a preliminary settlement that a federal judge approved recently regarding a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that thousands of Sailors […]

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