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Common Types of Disabilities that Qualify for Florida Social Security Disability Benefits

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you cannot work due to a debilitating injury or chronic disease, you may be extremely frustrated and have concerns about how you will pay bills. There are currently more than ten million people who are receiving Social Security disability benefits. Nearly nine million of those people are disabled workers, one million disabled adults,… Read More »

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Making a Florida Veterans’ Disability Claim for Parkinson’s Disease

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Veterans who were injured, sick, developed a mental health condition, or were exposed to environmental toxins while serving in the military could be entitled to veterans’ disability benefits. Even if your condition didn’t appear until years later, you could still receive benefits provided you can establish the condition is service-connected. In some cases, you… Read More »

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Florida Veterans’ Disability Claims: Three New Conditions Added to Agent Orange Presumptive List for 2021

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 has added three new conditions to their list of presumptive conditions. Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may qualify for benefits if they have one of the presumptive conditions. The three new additions for 2021 are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism, or Parkinson-like symptoms…. Read More »

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What Is Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) for Florida Veterans?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDUI) is a benefit for disabled veterans who have a service-connected disability that impacts their ability to secure and maintain substantially gainful employment. If eligible, TDIU benefits will provide a veteran with the same amount they would receive for a 100% schedular rating—even if their total combined rating doesn’t add… Read More »

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Florida Disability Benefits: Determining Your Eligibility for Social Security Disability

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you are disabled, you are likely wondering whether your condition qualifies for Social Security disability benefits or not. There are two types of Social Security benefits, Social Security Disability (SSDI), which is based on work credits, and Social Security Income (SSI), which is for low-income applicants. To start, you must show you qualify… Read More »

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Reasons Your Orlando Long-Term Disability Claim Might Be Denied

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Long-term disability (LTD) insurance will provide some replacement income if you are disabled and can no longer work due to an accident, illness, or another disability condition or event. You can purchase long-term disability insurance on your own, but some employers offer it as a benefit as well. Unfortunately, having access to benefits isn’t… Read More »

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When Should You Hire an Orlando Social Security Disability Lawyer?

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

If you are unable to work, and you need to file a Social Security Disability claim, you are likely unsure what to do or how the application process works. You may also be wondering whether it’s worth hiring an Orlando Social Security Disability lawyer. Most people have not been through the process either, so… Read More »

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Occupations Most Likely to End in Disability

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Every 15 cents of every tax dollar paid into Social Security goes into a trust that pays disabled workers who can no longer perform their jobs, or any other job that earns them $1,260 a month, according to the Social Security Administration. Workers who earn enough lifetime credits (one credit is earned by earning… Read More »

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Top Five Reasons for Being Denied SSI Benefits

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits allow people with disabilities, who also have few economic resources, to pay for things like housing, food, transportation, going to the movies or vacation, and anything else that they desire to use their benefits for. While SSI benefits are a crucial financial tool for thousands of families and individuals… Read More »

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Tips on How to Win Your Orlando Social Security Disability Case

By Shea A. Fugate, P.A. |

Understanding how the Social Security Disability system works plays a vital role in getting your disability claim approved. Many Social Security Disability (SSDI) cases are denied upon the initial application. However, they are often approved on appeal. This typically happens when there was a mistake on your original application. Avoid making mistakes on your… Read More »

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