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4 Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Disability

1. Compile all information regarding your medical treatment. Upon applying for Social Security disability, you will be asked what medical treatment you have been receiving and who are your medical providers. It is very important to know not only what doctors you are seeing including the doctor's full name, address, and phone number but also to know when it is that you started seeing the doctor and any important dates associated with your treatment.

Study on Malaria Drugs issued to US Troops - Results Expected In March

Mefloquine - also issued under the name Lariam - is an anti-malarial drug issued to thousands of U.S. troops who served overseas. The drug was issued to troops who were deploying to countries such as Afghanistan, Djibouti, and other countries throughout Africa. Sometimes they were prescribed in the Middle East, in places like Iraq.

Yoga for injured veterans and first responders comes to Alabama

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often an unwelcome companion to physical traumatic injury when soldiers, sailors or Marines are wounded or otherwise hurt. Although the Veterans' Administration (VA) does its best to address both the physical and psychological needs of former service members, it may require some more effort to get over the hump.

Wesley Harbuck Joins the Firm

I got into the practice of law late in life, relatively speaking. I graduated high school in the small town of Boaz, Alabama. I took some college courses, but at that time, could not find anything I was passionate about, even though practicing law had crossed my mind. I was young and could not fathom spending that long in school. I quickly began working instead of going to class. I spent twenty or so years in the restaurant business doing everything from washing dishes to managing. I spent one year as a civilian contractor in at Camp Speicher in the Tikrit, Iraq area where I developed an appreciation for what our military personnel go through in a war zone on a daily basis. I ended my restaurant career during the great recession after two businesses I worked at closed their doors, leaving me jobless.

"My Social Security" Account

Most people do not know that they can access many of Social Security's services online through a "my Social Security" account. After creating a "my Social Security" account, users can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, as well as check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card, print a benefit verification letter, and more. Social Security's website makes it easier for everyone to access their own information with Social Security without having to go to their local Social Security Office.

Disability benefits may be available from Social Security

Many injuries are a simple matter of time and care before people are feeling better. People may need to take some time off work, but they can look forward to returning in the same position once they have recovered. But major injuries, such as trauma to the brain or the spinal cord, may result in a permanent condition.

IS MY SOCIAL MEDIA BEING WATCHED??

In early 2019, the Social Security Administration was rumored to begin monitoring applicants' and beneficiaries' social media accounts as part of the process of evaluating disability. Many advocates for the disabled, including representatives, attorneys, organizations, and U.S. Senate, pushed back on this idea.

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