Wounded Warriors Social Security Disability Claims
Veterans of the United States military who receive disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs are also eligible for coverage under Social Security Disability Insurance. If you fall into this category, you can call us today for a consultation and to begin work on the
There are important differences between the benefits you can receive from the VA and under the SSD program, and Disability Action Advocates can guide you through the entire process, from gathering your documentation to checking the status of your claim. A lawyer from our team will even represent you in
appeals and hearings if they become necessary to secure payment for you. Over the past 17 years, we have learned to get results, and we do not charge a fee until we have won your case.
Disability Coverage for Veterans
Unlike VA disability benefits, there is no gradient scale of impairment. The Social Security Administration grants full coverage or no coverage, and you will not be rated as 60% disabled or 80% disabled. You must be able to prove that your condition will prevent you from working for a year or that it will result in death. If Disability Determination Services believes that you are able to find an alternative form of employment to meet your needs, you will be denied. Approximately two thirds of initial applications result in a letter of refusal, but you can increase your chances of success by getting our help from the beginning of the process.
What do you receive as a veteran?
The SSA coordinates with the VA to provide expedited service to veterans seeking benefits under the Wounded Warriors program, so your application will move through the system with a shorter claim waiting time than for a civilian. There is no requirement that you received your disability in combat, only that it occurred during your active military service.
The Social Security Administration reports that over 9 million veterans receive benefits, and over 40% of SSD beneficiaries are veterans or family members of veterans. If you want to take advantage of the support that is available, we are ready to help you with your claim.