Social Security Benefits

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Disability Programs Available to Veterans - VA, DoD and Social Security

Are you a veteran with a disability wondering about what benefit to apply for? This can be a confusing puzzle. Here, we explain the two compensation systems for former military - VA and DoD - as well as Social Security Disability benefits. And we explain how these different benefit programs interact with each other.

Can I get both Social Security Disability Benefits and VA or DoD benefits?

Generally speaking, medical history is the single most important factor in receiving benefits under SSDI. Therefore, all of your VA medical records and military records can play an important role in proving to the SSA that you qualify for SSDI.
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Don't Leave Money on the Table: Tax Credits and Public Benefits

Are you getting all of the tax credits and benefits you qualify for? Use our checklist to find out.

Military Service and Social Security Disability Benefits

Did you know that military service members may receive faster processing of disability claims from Social Security? The expedited (faster) process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurred.

Military Service and Social Security

Can I get both Social Security benefits and military retirement? Do I receive Social Security for my time in the military?

Read this fact sheet for information about these questions and more issues related to Social Security benefits.