The result of military service is always profound and lasting. Veterans always deserve things like financial, social and health assistance from the service they have gone through. Wounded warriors and Veterans now have the right to get their 100 % Permanent & Total (P&T) Compensation Rating. However, most are unaware of the fact that Social Security has the capacity to expedite the processing of their disability claims.

Here are important things that Wounded Warriors and Veterans with 100 % Permanent & Total (P&T) Compensation Rating must learn about Social Security.

  • Benefits that are available in Social Security and of the Department of Veterans are different and require separate applications
  • The expedited processes are for members of military service who become disabled while serving on the active military service before and after October 1, 2001. The disability will not affect your eligibility.

Social Security will pay for disability benefits, and these includes Social Security program for disability insurance, and the other one is the SSI program or the Supplemental Security System. Disability insurance insures some of your family members and pays you, while SSI provides benefits that are based on financial need. Receiving military services must not be a reason for you to pass your application and get the disability benefits from the Social Security.

For most needed information, you must provide to your representative the important information and all documents that show your age, citizenship and all related impairment or treatment. Social Security will make sure to give their effort to the medical evidence.

From March 17, 2014, all Veterans who have their VA compensation with 100% permanent and total (P&T) can get the expedited processing of the applications for disability benefits from Social Security. There are essential things that you must know about Social Security Programs and about the VA.  First, you must know that both VA and the Social Security are paying for disability benefits. But these programs, processes and all criteria to receive the benefits are different.

Usually, a VA Compensation Rating of one hundred percent permanent and total does not guarantee a Veteran disability benefits from Social Security. It is important for a disability claimer to meet the requirements, such as:

  • You must not have the capacity to do substantial work due to your medical condition
  • Your condition must last, or it is expected to last for one year or result in death

If you receive VA compensation, you should not worry because this will not affect your benefits from the Social Security.

If you are a Veteran with one hundred percent P&T you must apply to receive the expedited process for social security benefits. The application process is simple. The first step is to fill out your online application; just visit or call your local Social Security Office. You must identify yourself as a veteran while applying in order to receive the expedited process.

The length of the time it takes before the Social Security decide on approving the disability benefits to give will depend on different factors and primarily on your disability nature, how fast the Social Security obtain the medical evidences from your doctor and if it necessary to send you under medical observation to approve your claim.

Providing the needed information is the only way to ensure your application is approved for the disability claim. When it is approved by Social Security, you may also receive coverage of Medicare after you’ve received the disability benefits for 24 months.

If you are a Wounded Warrior and Veteran, it is imperative that you to meet all requirements to receive disability benefits. You must make sure you provide right information, so that they can help receive the 100% Permanent & Total (P&T) Compensation Rating and disability rating you need for medical assistance and insurance.