Military service members who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, are entitled to an expedited processing of Social Security disability claims. Benefits paid from the Social Security Administration (SSA) should not be confused with those paid by the VA and indeed, the application process and prerequisites to receive such benefits are entirely different.
To be found disabled by the SSA, you will need to establish that:
- You are unable to do substantial work because of your medical condition and
- Your medical condition must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year.
According to the SSA website, you may be entitled to benefits even if you are still on active duty. Such a situation would exist where a claimant was receiving treatment at a military medical facility and working in a therapy program or on limited duty.
Military members and veterans can apply for social security benefits:
- On active duty status
- After discharge from the military
- While hospitalized
- In a rehabilitation program
- While undergoing out-patient treatment in a military or civilian medical facility
To learn more about the social security disability claims process for veterans, contact Veterans Help Group.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida disability lawyers, Veterans Help Group, represent over 5000 disability claimants. Our disability attorneys have experience with cross examining agency-appointed medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your disability claim. Call us today at 1-855-855-8992 for a FREE legal consultation. There is NO OBLIGATION to hire our firm and there are NO FEES unless one of our trained disability lawyers wins your case.