We hope that our readers thank any service members they have as friends or family members tomorrow in appreciation of Veterans Day.
As we reported previously, many Veterans are entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Recently, a report on the website financialbuzz.com said that almost 60,000 Veterans receive benefits from SSDI, military retirement pay, and disability benefits from the Veteran Affairs, at the same time.
The website described this as a legal arrangement, saying that the Veterans who receive all three forms of benefits have a disability rating through the VA of at least 50 percent. Keep in mind, the VA uses a structured percentage system to determine if someone is disabled, meaning a veteran can be 50, 60, or 100 percent disabled.
However, the Social Security Administration uses a different system, where a person must be completely disabled and no longer able to work. It should be noted that the SSA has an expedited claims process for former military members. For more information about this process, you can contact our attorneys today.
As financialbuzz.com reported, the numbers it reported were disclosed through the Government Accountability Office.
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Remember to thank any current or former military members you know tomorrow for their brave service.
We suggest visiting our Social Security FAQ page if you have questions about benefits. Additionally, you can call our office today for a free consultation.
Troutman & Troutman, P.C. – Tulsa Social Security Disability lawyers
Troutman Touts: As of June 2014, there were approximately 3.88 million Americans receiving VA disability compensation.