Posts Tagged "Disabled Veterans"

Retirees, VA Disability Recipients to Get Biggest Pay Raise Since 2012

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Retirees, VA Disability Recipients to Get Biggest Pay Raise Since 2012

Source:  Military.com | 13 Oct 2017 | by Jim Absher Military retirees and those who receive disability checks and some other types of pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs will see a 2 percent pay raise in their monthly paychecks in 2018. It is the biggest cost of living (COLA) increase since 2012, equaling as much as $310 a month for those at the top of the retirement pay charts. Many Monthly Benefits Going Up Thanks to the increase, the average military retirement check for an E-7 with 20 years of service will go up by $46 a month, while an O-5 with the same time in uniform will see...

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40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on 40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability

Nearly 40 percent of Americans over the age of 65 — about 16 million people — live with at least one disability, a new federal government report shows. The findings are cause for concern because more than 13 percent of Americans (almost 41 million people) are older than 65, according to the National Institute on Aging report.  “With the first Baby Boomers having entered the 65-and-older ranks in 2011, the United States may experience a rapid expansion in the number of older people with a disability in the next two decades,” the report authors wrote. Source:  US News...

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Expedited process available for some disabled veterans

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Expedited process available for some disabled veterans

Source:  http://www.mysanantonio.com “Expedited process available for some disabled veterans” March 15, ’14 Q: I am a disabled veteran. I have a compensation rating of 100% Permanent and Total from the Veteran’s Administration. Will I automatically qualify to receive Social Security disability? A: No. You would have to apply for Social Security disability and go through the application process. You may have heard that Social Security recently announced rules regarding an expedited process for processing disability applications filed by veterans with a Department of...

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