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VA Proposes to Close and Rebuild VA Medical Centers and Construct New Facilities in Massive Overhaul

The Department of Veterans Affairs has come forward with a new infrastructure plan to revamp the VA Health Administration. However, this newly proposed plan comes with the permanent closings of dozens of VA Hospitals and Outpatient Clinics as well as the complete reconstruction of some existing VA medical facilities. Notably, the proposed plan would include […]

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How to Use Employment Records in a Social Security Disability Case

When someone thinks about Social Security disability, they probably think about medical records first and foremost.  After all, Social Security defines disability as the “inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected […]

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New Resource for the Underinsured in Mobile County

As representatives in our community in claims for Social Security disability and VA disability, means that sometimes people lack affordable health care. Our office provides a community resource guide to all our clients which includes medical resources, pharmaceutical options, food and housing resources, and financial resources. A new resource for those living in Mobile County […]

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Nine Respiratory Cancers Added to List of Presumptive Illnesses for Burn Pit Exposure

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently added nine respiratory cancers to the list of illnesses presumed to be caused by burn pit exposure. The policy applies to Veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations beginning Aug. 2, 1990, to the present, or in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Syria or Djibouti beginning Sept. 19, 2001, to […]

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What Happens After Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Is Approved?

Your claim has been decided, and you have been approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), what now? There are very important things you must remember after receiving your favorable decision from the Social Security Administration for your SSI claim. Once you have been found disabled and approved for Supplemental Security Income, you will be contacted […]

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