The effect of military service can be profound and lasting. There are a number of financial, social, and health issues that result from military service. Some Wounded Warriors and Veterans are unaware that Social Security may expedite the processing of their disability claims.
What do I need to know about the VA and Social Security programs?
Both Social Security and VA pay disability benefits. However, their programs, processes, and criteria for receiving benefits are very different.
A VA compensation rating of 100% Permanent and Total does not guarantee that you will receive Social Security disability benefits. To be approved for Social Security benefits, you must meet Social Security’s definition of “disability.” To be found disabled:
- You must be unable to do substantial work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your medical condition(s) must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least one year or to result in death.
If you receive VA compensation, this will not affect your Social Security benefits.
As a disabled Veteran, how do I receive expedited processing for Social Security disability benefits?
Our Social Security Disability Advocates are waiting to assist you with your Social Security Disability claim and make certain it is expedited by the Social Security Administration.
Get no out of pocket cost assistance with your SSDI Claim. We’re only paid if we win you and your family benefits.