As May is National Military Appreciation Month, it is a special month for those in and out of the military. We show support and pay tribute to those in the military, and we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.
Giving Veterans the Benefits They Deserve
May also holds several other military anniversaries and events, including Memorial Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Month, and Armed Forces Day. We also acknowledge the transition in months between April and May, as April is both Limb Loss Awareness Month and Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month.
These two months are important for raising awareness about the challenges that disabled veterans face. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2021, 4.9 million veterans in the United States are reported to have a service-connected disability.
This means that they have a physical or mental impairment caused or made worse by their time in service. Many of these veterans require ongoing care and treatment, and some are unable to work or live independently.
While most veterans instinctively turn to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (V.A.) for disability benefits, many may qualify for additional disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.
We have helped clients in serious financial situations that needed to get approved for the additional benefits from SSDI.
If you are a veteran, especially a disabled veteran, we want you to learn about and receive the possible advantages of receiving both benefits simultaneously.
How to Get SSDI and VA Benefits
We understand the help that receiving both SSDI and VA benefits can provide for Veterans and their families. We have helped clients in serious financial situations that needed to get approved for the additional supplemental benefits from SSDI.
SSDI benefits are available to Veterans who have a disability and meet the eligibility requirements. Some advantages for Veterans with V.A. benefits applying for Social Security Disability are:
- Expedited applications for military service members
- Receiving your benefits decision within weeks of your application review, rather than the typical months or year or more
- Continued VA benefits and other military pay, which will not affect SSDI eligibility
- Higher chance of qualification for benefits
- Simultaneous Medicare and TRICARE medical benefits
- Discharge status is not a factor in determining Social Security benefits
- The disability does NOT need to be connected to military service
While having Veterans benefits may help you obtain SSDI, Social Security Disability approval does not necessarily help you receive Veterans benefits. The best thing you can do is speak to a knowledgeable SSDI attorney who can help you through the process, assisting you in getting the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Reach Out to Us
At Cervoni Disability Law PLLC, we work with our clients to help them obtain all of the benefits they are entitled to.
We cannot stress enough that we are here to help Veterans by making sure they receive all the benefits they deserve.
Contact us for a free consultation by calling 703-241-2625 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.