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Disability Benefits for Veterans


Disability Benefits for Veterans By Jack Burton

 

 

If you are a disabled Veteran who is unable to work because of your disability, you can receive Social Security disability benefits in addition to your compensation from the Veterans Administration. Here is all you need to know about Social Security disability benefits for Veterans.


 If you are a disabled Veteran who is unable to work because of your disability, you can receive Social Security disability benefits in addition to your compensation from the Veterans Administration. Here is all you need to know about Social Security disability benefits for Veterans.

Members of the armed forces in the United States pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; because of these taxes Veterans are eligible for Social Security benefits for Retirement and Disability. If you have worked and paid Social Security taxes for at least five years prior to becoming disabled, you meet the work requirements for Social Security disability. Social Security does not pay benefits for partial disabilities like the VA; under Social Security you are 100% disabled or you are not disabled at all.

To apply for Social Security Disability you will need to schedule an appointment by calling Social Security’s toll-free number. Your disability will be evaluated by an agency of the State you are currently residing; this evaluation typically takes 120 days to complete. If your application is approved you will start receiving disability payments after the mandatory five month waiting period.

 

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