Disabled Veterans, whether rated through the VA or not, can collect Social Security Disability benefits and VA benefits at the same time and there is no offset or reduction.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from Vets across the country is whether or not they can file for Social Security Disability benefits, even though they are currently receiving Veterans Disability benefits.
During military service, almost all servicemen and women contribute to the Social Security fund. This contribution affords Veterans the opportunity to file for long term disability insurance through the Social Security Administration; also known as Social Security Disability Insurance. Put more simply, as a Veteran, you have been paying into a Federal long term disability program during your entire career!
Unfortunately, many deserving applicants are denied benefits with 4-6 months of filing. Nationally, the number has grown to a 75% denial rate. To combat this, we suggest getting assistance from a knowledgeable Social Security Disability advocacy firm to possibly improve your chances of success. There is no out of pocket cost for representation, and Attorneys are only paid if they are successful in winning benefits for you and/or your family.
Luckily, there are special rules for individuals over 50 who are applying for SSDI Benefits. These rules can be difficult to understand and apply, therefore it is important to speak with an advocate or attorney to see how you may fit within these special rules.
For a free evaluation to see if you may qualify for assistance, complete our questionnaire below and an experienced Social Security advocate will reach out shortly. We offer no out of pocket cost representation for all United States. Veterans.