Social Security Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors
Military service members who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs, may be eligible for expedited processing of their Social Security Disability claims.
How you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits!
Social Security Disability benefits are different than the VA. The Social Security Administration has its own claims process (linked to our articles) and to be found disabled for Social Security purposes, you must:
Be unable to do substantial work because of your medical condition(s); and
You medical condition(s) must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year or result in disability.
Expedited process to help you get your benefits
The expedited process will help wounded warriors get their Social Security Disability benefits quicker. You can apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors, in person or at the nearest Social Security office by mail or telephone.
The Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy, even for wounded warriors, to get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve.
You can learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits as a current or military service member by contacting Wounded Warrior Social Security Disability attorney, Nancy Cavey, at 727-894-3188.