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Can You Collect VA Benefits for Alcoholism?

In limited cases, veterans may be able to apply for veterans’ benefits for alcoholism. For benefits purposes, the VA defines alcohol abuse as “the use of alcoholic beverages over time, or such excessive use at any one time, sufficient to cause disability or death of the use.” Qualifying for benefits is complicated, and disability ratings are only awarded in limited situations. To learn more about qualifying for VA benefits due to alcoholism in Florida, you need to speak with an

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Orlando Medicaid Planning: Differences Between Medicaid and Medicare

As you age, you may find yourself needing long-term medical care, such as a nursing home. Some people make the mistake of assuming that Medicare will cover these costs. The truth is Medicare doesn’t cover nursing homes and other long-term care. Don’t let yourself get caught off guard and face medical care that you can’t afford. Nursing home facilities can easily run more than $7,000 a month. Unless you have that kind of money in your accounts, you will want

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Occupations Most Likely to End in Disability

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 $1,410) may qualify for Social Security Disability. In order to qualify, you must have a permanently disabling injury that renders you unable to earn the above

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What is Home Care?

Seven out of 10 Americans who make it past the age of 65 will develop conditions that require long term care services, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, just 48 percent of older Americans end up getting the long term care they need. Often, even those who do receive long term care do not receive enough. Just 24 percent of elderly patients who require long term care receive up to two years. The lack of

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Veterans Disability for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition in which a survivor of a traumatic event has difficulties recovering due to reliving the event for months, years, or the rest of their life. When triggered, the survivor’s memories of the event are brought back to the forefront, causing crippling depression, anxiety, fear, and physical declines in health. According to research, between 13.5 percent and 30 percent of U.S. troops deployed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars screened

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How to Plan for Nursing Home Care in Orlando

Most people think about nursing homes for the elderly, but an illness or accident can cause someone to need long term care at a much younger age. If you aren’t eligible for Medicaid or have long-term care insurance, you would need to pay for your own nursing home care. Some facilities can run around $100,000 a year for a semi-private room. That can quickly drain your entire life savings if you have any. Your spouse could be left with nothing,

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