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Veteran's Disability

How to Support Veterans While Navigating Disability Benefits

The process of gaining disability benefits as a veteran can be a stressful experience. Navigating through the complex steps and making sure you have proper documentation is challenging. Having a support system can help ease these stressors for veterans, making the process less daunting. The support of friends and family can play a crucial role… Read more

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Local Events

Milwaukee Area 4th of July Fireworks 2024 

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation and the freedoms we cherish. Every year, Milwaukee has numerous firework events that allow us to come together in patriotic spirit and enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Here’s a guide to some of the happenings in Milwaukee for the… Read more

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Social Security Disability

Why Your SSDI Case Might Get Denied

The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be both stressful and frustrating, especially when faced with a denial. For many individuals who rely on SSDI benefits due to disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from working, a denial can feel like a setback on their path to financial stability and… Read more

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Social Security Disability

Can You Qualify For SSDI With Depression or Bipolar Disorder? 

Millions of people are affected by mental illnesses every year, with depression and bipolar disorder being among the most common. If you have a severe version of one of these disorders that prevents you from working, you may wonder if you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Understanding… Read more

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Social Security Disability

How SSDI Backpay is Calculated

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides a vital safety net for those unable to work due to a qualifying disability. But what if your disabling condition began months or even years before you applied for benefits? Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may award retroactive payments, often called “back pay.” This can significantly alleviate financial… Read more

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Social Security Disability

SSDI COLA Predictions for 2025

As we move further into 2024, those relying on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are understandably curious about the potential cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the upcoming year. While the official announcement won’t happen until October, early predictions are offering insights into what beneficiaries might anticipate. Let’s dive into the current landscape and what it… Read more

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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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