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Information about veterans' disability and regular disability

Most wounded veterans who are suffering from war-related injuries will have a lot of questions about veterans benefits. Also, non-veteran disabled Americans will also have questions about the Social Security disability system. First and foremost, they will want to know what kind of benefits they can qualify for. They will also want to know how they can apply and what kinds of information they will need to provide during the application process.

There are two different ways that our nation's Social Security system provides benefits to individuals in need. First, there is the Social Security disability insurance program. The disability insurance program offers specific benefits to the family members of an injured service member. However, in order to qualify for these benefits, the veteran must have worked for a specific period of time while paying Social Security taxes. Second, there is the Supplemental Security Income program. This program pays individuals on the basis of their financial need.

Before applying for benefits, you will want to gather some specific information. Information that shows your age, proof of citizenship, employment and information that shows your disabilities and any related treatment will be required. The Social Security office will also provide some level of assistance in gathering documentation to show your medical condition. It is important to file your application for benefits as soon as you possibly can because the sooner you file, the sooner you can potentially get qualified and start receiving benefits.

It is not uncommon for a veteran who is suffering from war-related injuries to be so disabled that it is extremely difficult -- if not impossible -- for him or her to complete the application process. In such cases, it can be helpful for a veteran to obtain legal assistance during the application process. Veterans may also be able to qualify for a variety of veterans' benefits relating to their injuries and a veterans' benefits attorney will be able to advise them regarding what is potentially available.

Source: Social Security Administration, "Information For Wounded Warriors And Veterans Who Have A Compensation Rating Of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T)" accessed Feb. 03, 2015

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