Can Disabled Veterans Qualify for Social Security Disability?
Yes, disabled veterans can qualify for Social Security Disability. In fact, a large percentage of our disability clients are disabled veterans who have a VA Disability Rating. Many people think that you cannot qualify for Social Security Disability benefits while you are getting VA Disability Pay, but that is not the case. If you are no longer able to work due to your disability you may qualify. The Social Security Administration uses a different set of standards to determine whether you are disabled than the Veterans Administration does, however your VA disability rating and VA records can help your case, especially if you have a high percentage rating.
If you have been denied for Social Security Disability, you only have 60 days to file an Appeal so you must not delay in contacting an attorney. William Aldred specializes in Social Security Disability. He is a retired Colonel in the US Army Reserves and a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist.