Disability for Veterans Gets an Expedited Process
Disability for veterans has always been a long and complicated process. I’m happy to hear the Social Security Administration will now expedite the disability claims process for veterans with a rating of 100% P&T (permanent and total).
As a veteran myself, I have a special place in my heart for the men and women who courageously serve this country.
“We have reached another milestone for those who have sacrificed so much for our country, and this process ensures they will get the benefits they need quickly,” said Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin.
However, according to the report, that’s not entirely true. A number of factors complicate the process. As a result, veterans still may have a long road ahead of them before they receive their much-needed disability.
Limitations of New Disability Service for Veterans
Firstly, to receive this expedited service, veterans must be able to prove a 100% permanent and total disability rating from the VA. Obviously, not everyone who needs financial help due to disability can do that.
Secondly, that rating only expedites the Social Security Disability claims process, meaning it helps you apply faster. It doesn’t guarantee you receive benefits. You may still get denied on your first try.
However, veterans who do get denied need to be aware they are not alone. In fact, the majority of people who apply for these benefits are denied on their initial attempt for all sorts of reasons, including:
- lack of proper medical records
- applicant has been denied SSDI previously
- lack of medical evidence provided
- applicant makes too much money
- a failure to cooperate with the Social Security Administration
Fortunately, with the help of an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, the appeals process can often go much better.
Help with Your Disability Claim
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If you’re disabled and have been denied SSDI, we want to help you get the benefits you need and are entitled to. Please contact us today by calling us at (901) 327-1212 or filling out the form below.
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