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100%va Can I Draw Any Form Of Ssd Or Ssi?

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100%VA can I draw any form of SSD or SSI?

I draw 100 % service from VA in Virginia for mental disorder and Lung damage during war time.

Resently i have found it getting more exspensive in the winter time and I was told that I may be able to recieve some form of SS without it deducting from my VA funds, if so how do I go about this and if denied what is the best route to follow?

Thank you.

PS. If I draw 100% VA is there anyway I can get a small job and if so how much am I allowed to earn a year?

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you can recieve social security disability if you have paid enough into the system. you can also use your va claims as evidence you are totally disabled, here is the website for social security http://www.ssa.gov/d&s1.htm i found it was easier just to call them and they explained everything to me. they will send you application, you will apply, there probably will be at least one exam by their doctors and they will make a decision, if they turn you down you can then get an attorney to assist you with the appeal.

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Be sure to use your actual date of disability or the date the VA established as your date of 100% disability as your disability date and not the date you apply. It can mean more quarters, towards your qualification, if you've been disabled for a while. You can also use an attorney or representative, from the beginning, if you desire. Good luck.

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you must have a certain number of "recent quarters" of work immediately before you became disabled. ie. you won't be granted ss disability if you have been disabled for the past 5 years and did not apply for ss disability until now. http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10029.html#part2

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you must have a certain number of "recent quarters" of work immediately before you became disabled. ie. you won't be granted ss disability if you have been disabled for the past 5 years and did not apply for ss disability until now. http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10029.html#part2

Not to be difficult but I believe that is incorrect. You must have worked during 5 years out of the 10-year period ending with the quarter your "disability began." If you became disabled 6 yrs ago and are just applying for SSDI now you must use the disability onset date of 6 yrs ago or you will be denied based on lack of quarters. SS is like the VA in that they supply misinformation to the claimants. jmo

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