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Compassionate Allowances Speed Help to People with Severe Disabilities

Compassionate Allowances Speed Help to People with Severe Disabilities

Disability can happen to anyone. If you suffer from a serious medical condition that prevents you from working, time is of the essence when it comes to applying for Social Security disability benefits. Don’t be discouraged by the stories you hear about the application and determination process

Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Announces Grand Opening of New Vero Beach Office

Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Announces Grand Opening of New Vero Beach Office

The Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd is proud to announce the opening of its newest office building in Vero Beach. Located in the city’s historic downtown district, the new space is part of the firm’s continuing commitment to meet the growing needs of their clients along the Treasure

Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

It’s that time of year again when millions of taxpayers gather forms needed to file federal, state, and local taxes. If you receive Social Security benefits, you may be wondering if your compensation is taxable. For the majority of people, Social Security benefits are not taxable.  However, if

Department of Veterans Affairs Fails to Contact Thousands of Veterans with Pending Claims

Department of Veterans Affairs Fails to Contact Thousands of Veterans with Pending Claims

On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed allegations that they have failed to contact tens of thousands of the more than 800,000 veterans with pending applications, of which nearly 300,000 have died before receiving an answer. By law, the VA is required to notify

CARES Plan for Dealing with Massive Social Security Disability

CARES Plan for Dealing with Massive Social Security Disability

It’s no secret that the current outrageous backlog of social security disability claims is the worst backlog in government history, with over one million claims stuck somewhere in the system.  With the number of unprocessed disability claims reaching a crisis point, officials have been frantically

Harry & David Moose Munch Bars for the Troops is Back!

Harry & David Moose Munch Bars for the Troops is Back!

The holidays are a wonderful time to share your gratitude for our service members and veterans, and this season, Harry & David, the gourmet food and chocolate gift store, has once again partnered with Soldier’s Angels to launch their semi-annual “Moose Munch Bars for the Troops” Program.  

Good News for Vietnam War Veterans’ Benefits

Good News for Vietnam War Veterans’ Benefits

A successful federal lawsuit by a Vietnam War veteran who was denied benefits for 45 years may have opened the door for other veterans in Florida to get the benefits they deserve.  The case involved a man who was dishonorably discharged from military service as a result of post-traumatic stress

Social Security Disability:  What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

Social Security Disability: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

Everyone agrees Social Security disability is important, but two new AARP studies reveal that very few have any idea how it works.  Research released last week indicates nearly 100% of Americans lack the critical information they need to determine whether or not to claim Social Security benefits. 

New Report Shows 307,000 Veterans May Have Died Awaiting VA Benefits

New Report Shows 307,000 Veterans May Have Died Awaiting VA Benefits

A new report released September 3, 2015 shows hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their application for care was even processed.  According to CNN, the Veterans Affairs (VA) inspector general found over 800,000 stalled

Social Security Disability Fund Projected to Be Depleted in 2016

Social Security Disability Fund Projected to Be Depleted in 2016

The Social Security Administration (SSA), through the U.S. Department of the Treasury, maintains multiple accounts for funds held in trust to pay benefits under various programs.  Benefits payable through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program are held in the SSDI Trust Fund.