Social Security to offer expedited applications for veterans

The Social Security Agency (SSA), in conjunction with Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD), announced on February 19 that starting in mid-March they will be expediting Social Security disability claims and trying to make speedier decisions for disabled veterans.

According to SSA acting commissioner Carolyn Colvin, they will work closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to find qualified disabled claimants. For faster transactions, disabled veterans should present a notification letter from the VA, in addition to  informing the SSA that they have a 100 percent rating of VA disability compensation for permanent & total (P&T) disability. Though claimants with a VA rating will be prioritized by the agency, they must still be considered eligible by the SSA requirements in order to get their benefits.

As a disabled veteran, getting your Social Security disability benefits is important for meeting your basic living needs. If you are living in Indiana, the lawyers at the Hankey Law Office can possibly assist you in the filing process, helping you to get the benefits you need. Speak with us today by calling 317-634-8565.