Frequently Asked Questions
The attorneys of the Law Office of Paul J. Dombeck are here to answer your questions. Some of the most commonly asked questions are included below. If you have a question that is not addressed here, feel free to contact our office and we will do our best to answer your questions.
Q: What can you claim for VA disability? A: VA disability benefits claims can include compensation for service-related injuries and illnesses, housing assistance and insurance benefits, payments for the cost of aid and attendance as a result of disability, and payment to surviving spouses, children or parents of deceased service members.
Q: What qualifies for VA disability? A: Any disability that is the result of an injury or disease that was incurred or aggravated while in active military duty or training for active duty can qualify for VA disability.
Q: Can I receive Social Security disability and VA disability? A: Yes. You can earn SSDI and VA disability benefits at the same time without the two benefits offsetting each other. SSI, on the other hand, is a needs-based program, and any income from another source, including a VA disability benefit would count against SSI eligibility and would be offset.
Q: How do I get disability in Arizona? A: You can apply for disability benefits in Arizona In person by visiting your local Social Security Office, by phone at 1-800-772-1213, or online by visiting www.ssa.gov. However, we recommend having an experienced disability attorney by your side from the start, to help you avoid common mistakes that can delay the decision of your case.
Q: Can I collect SSDI and SSI at the same time? A: Yes, technically you can collect both SSDI and SSI at the same time. However, the requirements for SSI eligibility include a cap on total income, and SSDI income will count against this cap. Therefore, the only way to collect both at the same time is if the SSDI payment is below the income limit for SSI, and the SSI payment will merely make up the difference.
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