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Veterans may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits

| Oct 21, 2016 | Veterans' Issues

In just a few short weeks, Georgia residents and those around the country will honor our nation’s heroes on Veterans Day. Of course, area veterans deserve honor and respect not just on Veterans Day but other times as well.

Veterans also deserve assistance when they need it, as is often the case after a veteran suffers war-related injuries or another kind of disability. These severe injuries can drastically impact someone’s life, and leave the person unable to continue serving or earning an income.

Fortunately, there are different kinds of veterans’ benefits that may be available to provide a much-needed financial lifeline. Disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs may be available in certain cases, as well as Social Security disability benefits.

Veterans might not only be eligible for these or other benefits, they may also have certain advantages when it comes to applying for benefits. For instance, as discussed last week in this blog, veterans may be able to obtain expedited processing of their Social Security disability application. This expedited processing can mean a quicker award of benefits, which can be vital when facing each day without financial assistance.

Our firm understands the unique challenges faced by area veterans as well as the unique benefits that may be available to them. By working with our clients, we can help them apply for the different benefits they may be eligible for, and we will work to present the best case possible for obtaining those benefits. This can be especially important if a veteran has been denied Social Security disability benefits and an appeal is necessary to overturn the denial. For more information on our firm’s services, please visit our veterans benefits webpage.

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