Our nation recently celebrated Veterans' Day on behalf of the soldiers who have risked so much to preserve our freedom. In this respect, it is important to recognize the way the Social Security disability benefits program honors our veterans, too. The Social Security program is an excellent resource for injured war veterans who come home after battle with permanent disabilities, psychological issues and other medical issues.
Surprisingly, there are a lot of veterans in the United States who are not educated on what kinds of social security benefits they can receive, so if you happen to know a wounded warrior, direct them to the Wounded Warriors website, where they can receive a lot of great information regarding the benefits they are eligible for. There, they can find information such as frequently asked questions, how to qualify for expedited processing for their claims and a great deal more.
It is important for war veterans to remember that the Social Security program offers different benefits from those offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Social Security program will also require a completely separate application to be filled out, and it has different parameters for qualification.
Minnesota veterans who feel that they might be able to qualify for Social Security benefits -- and/or have questions about the process -- may want to get in touch with a Social Security benefits attorney who can evaluate their unique situation and needs. This way they can learn the most appropriate way to apply for benefits and what kinds of benefits may be available to them.
Source: Daily News Columns, "Social Security: Helping veterans and active duty military members," Jennifer Cooper, Nov. 20, 2015