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Lack of diagnosis could hurt benefits
Posted December 17, 2013

The deep backlog the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is currently dealing with has ramifications for the system and country as a whole, but perhaps more importantly, a big impact on the individuals who do not receive benefits.

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Female veterans face hard time upon return home
Posted December 12, 2013

After serving in Iraq, Xatavia Hughes returned to Chicago in December 2010, according to The Chicago Tribune. Hard times started immediately as she faced living in a homeless shelter and protecting her children. Much like many others who have served in wars, Hughes had a hard time being taken care of by the government she served. Upon return home, soldiers should look to apply for veterans benefits to ensure they can stay afloat through hard times.

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Children with oppositional defiant disorder can quality for disability
Posted December 09, 2013

 Kids that show a consistent pattern of tantrums, arguing, anger and disruptive behavior may have more going on than simply a childhood phase. The Mayo Clinic said this could be oppositional defiant disorder, which can be considered a disability qualifying benefit by the Social Security Administration in some cases. Treatment of ODD will involve therapy, training and perhaps even medication, so monetary assistance from the SSA would definitely not hurt.

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Q&A: Filing for disability with the Social Security Administration
Posted November 27, 2013

Filing for disability with the Social Security Administration isn’t a simple task. While some may take it as such, the initial filing may be just the beginning of a long process which could include appeals, hearings and doctor visits. Harold W. Conick, an attorney with more than three decades of experience, answered some questions about how claimants should file their claims for Social Security Disability.

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