The Social Security Administration has announced that it has instituted a new policy aimed at speeding up applications of wounded warriors. The new process applies only to Veterans who were injured after October 1, 2001.
Veterans may still be eligible for Social Security disability, even if they are still actively receiving military salaries. This is particularly true when a Veteran is in active medical rehabilitation or on limited duty.
The website for application by Veterans for Social Security Disability is
www.socialsecurity.gov/wounded warriors. Applications can be done via telephone or at the Veteran’s local Social Security Disability office. Social Security Disability attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. of Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is available to assist U.S. Veterans in the application or appeal of a Social Security Disability claim.
Under the current regulations, a Veteran may remain on active duty, yet receive Social Security Disability. If there is a permanent change of station for a Veteran, it is important to notify the Social Security Administration.