Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Our disability program is part of our commitment to wounded veterans and their families. Social Security is an important resource for military personnel who return home injured. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know on the Wounded Warriors web page, www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors.
Our Wounded Warriors web page answers many common questions about Social Security and shares helpful information about disability benefits. On this page, you can find out how Social Security benefits differ from benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. We also explain how veterans can expedite the processing of their Social Security disability claims if they become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurred.
Active duty military service members who continue to receive wages while in hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they are unable to work because of a disability status. Active duty status and military payroll status do not necessarily preclude payment of Social Security disability benefits.
We honor veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the respect they deserve. Please tell these champions they can count on SSA when they need us most. They got these benefits! It’s easy to share our web pages on social media and email with your friends and family.