February 21, 2014
The process of applying for Social Security Disability Benefits can be long and drawn out for those unable to work due to debilitating conditions. A lack of strong communication between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) can make the process especially complex for soldiers and veterans who have been seriously harmed while serving their country.
The VA will often deem a soldier or veteran disabled, but when that individual takes documentation of their disability to the SSA for benefits, the agency denies the claim.
In an effort to address this problem, the SSA is changing its policies to streamline the application process for veterans deemed disabled by the VA. The proposed changes state anyone with a VA-approved 100 percent disability will be placed on a fast-track process to receive Social Security Disability benefits when they apply.
Experts believe that as many as 360,000 veterans could be affected by the change. Read more about the proposed changes here.
The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Ponce Law are aware of how complex the laws surrounding filing Social Security claims can be. That is why the firm encourages those considering applying for the benefits or who have had their claim denied in the past to discuss their case with an attorney.