Suffering a disabling injury or illnesses is very impactful. And for many veterans in Georgia, living with a disability after combat or serving can be difficult. This is especially true if one is deemed 100% permanent and total. For these veterans, it is not only possible to receive veterans’ benefits but also Social Security disability benefits as well.
How does a veteran qualify for SSD benefits? Since March 2014, veterans that have a rating of 100% permanent and total might be able to receive expedited processing when it comes to their application for SSD benefits. In order to be approved for these benefits, a veteran must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability. In order to prove eligibility, one must provide documentation to prove he or she meets the definition of disability.
In order to be found disabled, a veteran must be unable to do substantial work due to his or her injury or medical condition, and his or her injury or medical condition has lasted a year, is expected to last at least a year or will result in his or her death. It should be noted that if a veteran is currently receiving VA compensation, this will not affect his or her ability to receive SSD benefits as well.
After serving the country, it is important that disabled veterans understand the rights they are afforded. Living with a disability is challenging for anyone, and the financial strain one experiences because they cannot work can be overwhelming. Thus, it is vital to understand how one can prove eligibility and expedite the benefits one is entitled to.