Social Security Disability for Veterans
Today, Osterhout Berger Disability Law honors our friends, coworkers, and clients who have risked their lives to protect our country. Did you know that the Social Security disability program is part of our nation’s obligation to wounded warriors and their families? Social Security is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know about the SSA Wounded Warriors webpage.
Even if a veteran receives benefits through the VA, they could still be eligible for additional benefits through Social Security. Active duty military service members who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they’re unable to work due to a disabling condition. Active duty status and receipt of military pay doesn’t necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits.
Please check with the veterans in your life who are receiving VA disability and ask if they are also receiving the Social Security disability benefits they may be entitled to. They’ve earned those benefits and we are here to help!
Learn more about Social Security for Veterans at SSA.gov