Every Veterans Day, the nation collectively honors the brave souls who protect and defend our country. Supporting veterans and active duty members of the military is a key part of Social Security’s mission. Learn more by visiting their veterans’ page at socialsecurity.gov/people/veterans.
For those who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can
turn to for disability benefits. More information can be found on the Wounded Warriors website at socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.
The website provides information about how veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims. This is available to military service members who become disabled during active military service on or after Oct. 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.
Benefits available through Social Security are different from those available from the Department of Veterans Affairs; they require a separate application.
Even active duty military who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they’re unable to work due to a disabling condition.