Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Veterans that are returning home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are filing for Social Security Disability benefits at an alarming rate.
Government officials reported to the Associated Press on this topic, and revealed that 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from these wars are filing for disability benefits, stating that their injuries are directly related to their time serving their country.
On top of that, each veteran that is filing for the assistance is, on average, claiming to have between eight and nine different injuries that resulted from the war. Individuals who filed less than one year ago noted between 11 and 14 problems. According to the officials, the poor economy, and the ability to survive wars at a higher rate are both large factors in this increase.
If you need assistance with Social Security disability for veterans, please contact the Social Security Disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 5:14 pm
An Air Force veteran who earns Social Security disability benefits is trying to have the law changed regarding how these benefits affect alimony payment calculations.Currently, divorce courts in each state include these payments when determining the overall amount of alimony payments a person must make.
The veteran became disabled shortly after working as a first responder during the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.He began earning Social Security Disability benefits, alongside unemployment benefits, after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
He earns $4,400 each month, and a judge in his divorce proceeding decided that he owed his ex-wife $1,000 a month in spousal support payments based on that overall amount of disability.
If you have questions regarding Social Security disability for veterans, please contact the Social Security disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.