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Congressional office suggests cutting veterans benefits to save money
Posted November 25, 2013

Although there has been a lot of lip service paid to veterans being a top priority for the U.S. government, NJ.com reported that at a recent Congressional Budget Office meeting it was suggested that veterans benefits could be scaled back to cut federal spending. Rolling back compensation for categories of veterans and raising TRICARE fees for military veterans were just two of the suggestions given by the CBO.

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What to know before applying for Social Security disabilities
Posted November 18, 2013

Whether people want to think about it or not, disability is a very real threat. Elliot Raphaelson of the Tribune said the Social Security Administration reported that one quarter of current 20 year olds will be disabled by the age of 67. It is imperative for people of all ages to know what are considered disability qualifying benefits and figure out how they can apply with the Social Security Administration when they need to.

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Sexual assaults overlooked by VA
Posted November 14, 2013

Many veterans who struggle with mental health issues stemming from sexual violence have have a deaf ear turned to their concern by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A report by the Service Women’s Action Network, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School titled “Battle for Benefits: VA Discrimination Against Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma,” found that veterans benefits for those struggling after being sexually assaulted during service are harder to come by.

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Getting Social Security disability benefits for children with autism
Posted November 11, 2013

Laura Schumaker, a writer and autism advocate, said in a blog post that one of the most frequent questions she is asked is whether or not someone’s child has disability qualifying benefits. No two cases are the same with the Social Security Administration, so each family will need to follow a process for procuring benefits.

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