Veterans Choice Program Faces Demise

By VA Disability

The Veterans Choice Program offers veterans access to private care.  The program was created in 2014 after Veterans Affairs had problems providing timely care.  VA Secretary David Shulkin testified before a House panel recently that improvements to the Choice program have resulted in over 1 million out of 9 million…

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Severely disabled client undergoes four-year roller coaster ride to get SSD benefits

By Social Security Disability

When “Mary” first applied for Social Security Disability, she was suffering from severe physical impairments due to degenerative disc disease, cervical stenosis, neuropathy, chronic low back pain, and had developed an anxiety disorder.  Mary provided the Office of Disability and Review (ODAR), with copious records to prove her case, went…

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SSA revises rules for SSD claims, making process more consistent

By Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has revised its rules regarding Social Security Disability (SSD) claims so procedures at the hearing and Appeals Council levels of the administrative review process are consistent nationwide. The agency anticipates these new procedures will enable them to administer disability programs more efficiently and better serve…

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