Disability Support Is Available For Veterans

For those who have served our country, Social Security Disability benefits can often provide financial support in addition to benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. There are several differences between disability benefits from the two systems, however, and you may wish to consult a disability attorney when filing for Social Security Administration (“SSA”) benefits.

For military disability benefits, it is possible to apportion the benefits according to the level of disability. A veteran who is 30% disabled, for example, will receive 30% of disability benefits available under Veterans Affairs guidelines. With Social Security Disability benefits, however, you have to show that you are unable to work. In other words, you have to be completely disabled to receive benefits. Anything less, and you will not receive any Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits.

Unfortunately, in many cases, veterans do not receive any special advantages in the SSDI process, though an expedited SSDI hearing process is available for veterans who became disabled after the 9/11 attacks. If you are a veteran, you may be able to take advantage of special provisions like the expedited hearings. You should use any benefit you can, as most applicants face lengthy waits to begin receiving disability money. If you are a veteran and have any comments about dealing with the SSA’s disability benefits process, leave your thoughts below.

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