Disabled veterans can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, regardless of whether their disability is directly related to their military service. The different VA ratings that you receive for service-connected disabilities can affect your Social Security Disability claim. Here is a closer look at how VA ratings affect Social Security Disability claims and how you could receive Social Security Disability benefits as a disabled veteran.
If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You will need to get your claim underway. There are multiple ways to apply, including online, over the phone, or by scheduling an in-person appointment at your local SSA field office and speaking with a representative. Regardless of the way you choose to apply, you will need to have hard medical evidence and supporting documentation ready. Here is a closer look at the easiest way to apply for disability benefits.