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Veteran's Disability

Can You Get VA Benefits if You Were Dishonorably Discharged?

For many veterans, the pursuit of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits is a crucial step in addressing the lasting impacts of their service. However, for those who received a dishonorable discharge, the path to accessing these benefits becomes considerably more challenging. Understanding the intricacies of eligibility in these cases is essential for veterans seeking support. The… Read more

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Social Security Disability

How Does SSDI Work if You Were Self-Employed?

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program offers financial support to individuals who can’t work due to a disability. While most people associate SSDI with traditional employment, the program is also accessible to self-employed workers under specific circumstances. If you’ve built your career as a freelancer, small business owner, or independent contractor, understanding how SSDI… Read more

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Local Events

2024 Memorial Day Events in Milwaukee

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Milwaukee offers a variety of meaningful events and activities that allow us to pay our respects and celebrate the freedoms they fought to protect. Here’s a guide to some of the… Read more

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Local Events

2024 Mother’s Day Brunch and Events in Milwaukee

Mother’s Day (May 12, 2024) is a chance to show appreciation for the incredible moms in our lives. Whether you’re looking for a lavish brunch buffet, a cozy family meal, or a unique activity to make the day special, Milwaukee has you covered. Here’s a roundup of some exciting options to make this Mother’s Day… Read more

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Veteran's Disability

Top Reasons the VA Might Deny Your Disability Claim

Securing the VA disability benefits you’ve earned through your service can be vital for managing the challenges of service-connected conditions. Unfortunately, many veterans encounter denials during the application process. Understanding the common reasons for these denials is the first step in successfully appealing the decision and getting the compensation you deserve. Why Do VA Disability… Read more

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Social Security Disability

How do I Restart My Suspended Social Security Disability?

Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can provide crucial financial support when a medical condition prevents you from working. However, if your circumstances change, such as experiencing an improvement in your health or returning to work, your SSDI benefits might be suspended. Fortunately, there’s a path to restarting those benefits if your disability prevents… Read more

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Social Security Disability

Can the ADRC Help You Get SSDI?

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a daunting process. The paperwork is extensive, the requirements are strict, and many applications are initially denied. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate this complex process alone. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) across the country offer valuable assistance to help you understand SSDI and guide… Read more

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Social Security Disability

What is the Maximum Back Payment for SSDI?

If you’ve been unable to work due to a disability, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a financial lifeline. But what if your disability began months or even a year before you applied for benefits? Fortunately, you may be able to receive what’s called “back pay” for a portion of that time. So, what’s… Read more

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Social Security Disability

Can My Long-Term Pain be Classed as a Disability?

Chronic pain isn’t just an annoyance—it’s a debilitating condition that can severely disrupt every aspect of your life. If you’re struggling with unrelenting pain that prevents you from working and enjoying your usual activities, you might be wondering if it could qualify as a disability for the purpose of obtaining benefits like Social Security Disability… Read more

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