I’m happy to hear the Social Security Administration will now expedite the disability claims process for veterans with a Department of Veterans disability compensation rating of 100 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 – it isn’t completely ensured.
To receive this expedited service, veterans must be able to prove a 100% permanent and total disability rating from the VA. And that rating only expedites the Social Security Disability claims process, not guarantee an approval of benefits. There is a strict eligibly requirements standard that must still be met for approval.
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, usually because of:
- lack of proper medical records
- they’ve been denied SSDI previously
- failure to show the doctor’s orders
- they make too much money
- failure to cooperate with the Social Security Administration
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 filling out the “Get in Touch” form below or by calling us at (901) 327-1212, and one of our attorneys will be happy to discuss your situation with you, free of charge.