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Are veterans entitled to Social Security disability benefits?

Just recently this Georgia disability benefits and veterans' issues blog discussed the prevalence of American veterans who receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Disability benefits are available to those men and women who suffer from long-term illnesses and injuries that prevent them from earning sufficient incomes to meet their needs. Individuals who have served in the armed forces are often part of this population but may not be aware of their rights to pursue benefits.

Many veterans receive Social Security disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits are a financial lifeline for millions of Americans who cannot work due to long-term debilitating illnesses and injuries. What Georgia residents may not know, though, is that there is a large subset of the disability benefits-receiving population who are former members of our nation's military. Disabled veterans do receive and can apply for Social Security disability benefits to help maintain their needs after their periods of service have ended.

Understanding disability benefits for veterans

It is important for those that honorably served our country to be familiar with disability benefits options available to them. Disability benefits is a monetary benefit paid to disabled veterans that are disabled because of a disease or injury that they suffered or was aggravated during their active duty military service. Compensation for other disabilities may also be available depending on the circumstances.

Understanding veterans' service-related disability benefits

Veterans may suffer from physical and psychological disability related to their service. It is important that disabled veterans are familiar with the disability options that may be available to them. Veterans' benefits may be available for a service-related disability. When veterans applying for disability benefits are denied benefits, it is also important for them not to give up and exhaust the appeals process to obtain the badly-needed benefits.

Social Security disability benefits for mental illness

While Social Security disability benefits may be available for illnesses such as mental illnesses, it can sometimes be challenging to prove mental illness. In general, Social Security disability benefits may be available for disabled individuals suffering from a physical or mental medical condition that prevents them from working. In addition, the physical or mental medical condition must be expected to last longer than 12 months or result in death.

Can I receive Social Security disability as a military veteran?

Because Social Security disability benefits may be available to disabled veterans, it is important for them to understand what those options are, how to apply and how to obtain benefits. For Veterans and Wounded Warriors with a compensation rating of 100% P & T, some may receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability claims.

Relief on the horizon for American veterans

For years, it had become increasingly evident that veterans in the United States, including those from Fayetteville, Georgia, and the surrounding area, have been victim at times to less than ideal care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. It appears that relief may soon be on the horizon however, as Congress passed the Veterans Affairs Accountability Act on Wednesday, June 14.

We have helped many Georgia vets with service-connected claims

When U.S. military service members make sacrifices for the benefit of Georgia and the nation, they rightly expect the nation to keep its promises relating to service-connected benefits and care. Although many are getting these promised benefits, others find that they must jump through numerous hoops first. While this may not be fair, this is the reality, and Georgia veterans should be prepared for it.

What are some ways to file a veteran's disability claim?

Many Georgia veterans live with service-connected injuries as a result of their invaluable service to our country. Many of these vets may be eligible for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which can help with a veteran's issues. In order to get the ball rolling on getting these VA benefits, it is usually necessary to file an application with the government agency. This blog post will provide some information on the process of applying for benefits from the federal VA.

Compensation for service-related disabilities GA veterans suffer

This country's veterans have made some of the greatest sacrifices in service to our country. With this service and sacrifice can come lifelong medical issues like physical and mental disabilities that can leave veterans struggling to find or maintain a job. For veterans, there are a multitude of benefits available to them if they so need.

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