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  • I have a military question regarding Officers unqualified resignations in the Army. I would like to know if the approving

    authority for this request if it is my command ( Battalion Commander or Brigade Commander) or if its HRC.Also, how would this request work out if the officer has not completed his active duty service obligation? What are the odds of getting an hon...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Always seek to obtain your chain of command's approval if you can do so. Also, I agree with other posts here that you should attempt to complete your service obligation if at all possible. Whether or not USARC, HRC, or other approving authorities will grant an unqualified resignation depends on numerous factors and it is impossible to predict your chances for obtaining one or your chances for obtaining an Honorable Discharge if it is approved. With the current drawdown mentality, your chances may be greater than they were in the recent past, but much will depend upon the specifics of your chain of command, whether your branch has a critical need, etc., and is something that your chain of command and HRC career branch managers can best address.

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  • I have been to many drills before basic I have developed serious pains in my shoulders, back, chest and knee. Can I get out?

    I have sharp pains now while at drill and my job outside the guard, and feel it will get worse if I continue and will cause me too be removed from my civilian job on disability.

    Timothy’s Answer

    I agree with the other prior posts from my colleagues. This is an issue that should be worked through your chain of command and also coordinated both with your medical providers and the VA. You will need to ensure that your service medical records support your request, and I would encourage you to exhaust all other courses of action before you seek to get out of the military, since it may be possible for you to continue to serve if you are given a physical profile that allows you to do so. On a related note, if any of your conditions are service-connected and can be documented as being related to any periods of active duty service, then you should also consider filing a VA disability claim, and there are several excellent veteran service organizations such as the American Legion that can provide free assistance in this regard. Review all courses of action and work with your chain of command before proceeding further with any administrative discharge actions, since how you proceed and the results you obtain will have second-order effects that can affect you for the rest of your life. Thank you for your service, and I wish you all the best.

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  • How do I get an attorney who helps with getting disability benefits?

    I applied for disability benefits 4 yrs ago and I went back on my 2nd time almost a month ago and still no answer on it

    Timothy’s Answer

    Is this your second application for benefits, or have you had to go back to Social Security related to a claim you filed four years ago? That will determine whether you need an attorney to assist with filing a new claim or whether you need an attorney to step in and assist you with an ongoing appeal. Regardless of where you are in the process, though, you should seek legal counsel, particularly since attorneys who handle Social Security cases do so on a contingency basis, where they only receive a fee if they successfully win your case. There are several good lawyers on this site who handle Social Security disability cases, and I'd recommend you seek assistance as you move forward in your claim. I wish you the best.

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  • Do i need an ssi disability Attorney?

    My husband lost his left eye in a construction accident six years ago, and we have been applying and applying for disability for him and keep getting rejected. We go to the doctor they recommend and they never send him the proper paper work. This ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Depending on your husband's age, as well as his past work history, he may be in a position to successfully pursue disability. You will need to ensure that Social Security has records from your doctors, in addition to the reports from their doctors, though, because the doctors they send you to don't always evaluate all conditions in the light most favorable to your claim. I'd definitely recommend your husband obtain an attorney to pursue his claim.

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  • Can anyone help me?

    I have been denied for social security four time. I have seizures and can not work and have two children under two years old I need help

    Timothy’s Answer

    Cases involving seizure disorder can be complicated, and you will definitely want to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to represent you in your claim for benefits. One of the key factors in seizure-related cases is whether you are still having problems with seizures even with medication, and there are many other factors that must be considered by your attorney as well in order to ensure a successful outcome at hearing. There are many good attorneys on this site, included those who have already provided answers to your question here, and I'd recommend that you seek guidance and representation as soon as possible. I wish you the best with your claim, and your ongoing efforts to provide for yourself and your children.

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  • Where can i find the best disability lawyer to help me

    I am bi-polar and have Copd and early onset of parkinson's i want someone who will be caring as well as efficient ty for your time.

    Timothy’s Answer

    Find a lawyer whose primary focus is on Social Security Disability law, and preferably a lawyer in Georgia since they'll more likely have a closer working relationship with the local Social Security Office(s), treating physicians, and Hearings Office involved in your case. Also, your lawyer should have a solid understanding of the Listings of Impairments (specific medical conditions and criteria that meet the requirements for disability), and particularly the Listings for respiratory/pulmonary conditions and neurological conditions related to the diagnoses you've described. Interview more than one lawyer if needed in order to ensure that you and they are the best fit, too, because you and they could be working on your claim together for an extended period of time. I wish you the best of luck in your claim, and that your claim will move forward quickly and favorably.

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  • Help getting disability

    I am 24 and cannot sit or stand for long periods of time. I actually can't even sit for more than a minute without my lower back hurting so bad all the way to my knees and ankles! I have a baby to take care of as I stay home but in the past I was...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You should definitely consult with an experienced Social Security disability attorney to evaluate your potential claim. The fact that you are extremely young will make pursuing a claim more difficult, since Social Security presumes that the older we get, the more difficult it is for us to do either retrain for different types or work, or to otherwise perform heavy physical work that younger individuals are more capable of performing. Despite your young age, however, if you meet the medical requirements for disability, it is possible to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Whether or not you should pursue a claim will depend on your medical conditions, your medical records, and numerous other factors that you should evaluate in consultation with legal counsel. I hope this is of some guidance to you, and with you the best as you make your decision.

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  • Do I qualify for Disability for having severe depression that stems from previous drug/alcohol use and other social issues?

    -Currently in suboxone treatment for 2 years for opiate use in my past. -Attended Military Boarding High school for 3 1/2 years. - I have had several jobs which include a state job that paid into ssdi

    Timothy’s Answer

    It depends on whether or not your severe impairments are not materially related to substance abuse problems, and whether these impairments would exist regardless and independently. I recommend you discuss your situation in more detail with a Social Security disability attorney to determine your best course of action, and whether you should pursue disability or other alternatives.

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  • Choosing a lawyer of high performance in employment law, workers compensation and personal injury

    Ate the top 10 and top 100 list in http://www.superlawyers.com/ or http://www.martindale.com/ reliable sources to find attorneys of high performance? Are there any other reliable sources of information?

    Timothy’s Answer

    Interview several lawyers. Get recommendations from lawyers you trust, even if they don't practice in the workers' compensation or personal injury practice areas, because they will have insight into lawyers they trust for referring cases. In the end, choose a lawyer who answers your questions, responds to your calls, and who you feel would be the best fit.

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  • What's next....HR says it's getting harder for them to accommodate my restrictions (WORKERS COMP)

    So, I'm on sedentary wrk restriction (10lbs, no twisting/bending,etc.) I've been doing what i can, but I'm in pain. I have 2 hern disc, one encroaching spinal cord, other on sciatic nerve, 3 bulging disc. I don't meet production anymore, HR & Supe...

    Timothy’s Answer

    The insurance adjuster and HR representative are not your friends. You have too many moving parts in your claim to proceed any further without an attorney. If you don't already have a workers' compensation attorney representing your interests, you should hire one immediately.

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