Veteran SSD claims: What you need to know

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Veterans can get SSD help

Veterans sacrifice many things when they put their lives and health on the line for the good of the country. For that reason, many programs and agencies aim to provide benefits and services to veterans who have returned from serving in the armed forces. The Social Security Administration is no exception. It recognizes the many issues, such as health, financial and social, that military service has on veterans. Additionally, the SSA recognizes the likelihood that many veterans will qualify for SSD benefits due to a war-related injury. As a result, it has several programs in place to make the application process easier and faster for veteran applicants.

You can receive social security disability and VA compensation at the same time

Our office is aware of the special treatment given to veteran applicants. We can help ensure that your social security disability claim is effectively and timely processed. The SSA provides for special expedited processing of disability claims for certain veterans. The general requirement for this expedited processing is that the veteran applicant became disabled on or after October 1, 2001. The event that caused their disability must also happen while on active military service. In addition, the SSA makes expedited processing available to veterans who have received a compensation rating of 100% from the VA.

Assistance depends on the situation

We understand that, due to the range of benefits potentially available to veterans, it can be difficult to navigate the different eligibility requirements and application processes of the various programs. We also understand that many veterans have questions about the connection between veterans and social security disability, as well as military pay, family benefits, Medicare, benefits received from the VA and other benefits.

Our goal in working with clients is to answer questions as completely as possible and give our clients the assurance that we are working with them to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. We work closely with individuals during the application process, advising them of important and relevant information to help them prepare the application. For more information on how we can assist veterans with the Social Security disability program, please visit our Social Security Disability page.

How soon can I receive SSD benefits as a Veteran?

This depends on several factors, such as your current medical condition. It also depends on how quickly you file. Similarly, it depends on how quickly you can compile your medical records, their accuracy, and the amount of documentation you provide. The more evidence you provide to the Social Security Administration, the easier it will be for them to determine your level of disability.

Need help? We can Evaluate your SSD case for free

We understand the process is confusing. It is perfectly normal to have questions about social security disability, how to file, what you need, etc. Our team of experienced SSD lawyers will walk you through the process and help you work towards receiving SSD benefits as soon as possible. Contact us today via our quick online form, or call our office at (865) 566-0800.