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The availability of veterans' disability benefits

America owes a major debt of gratitude to its veterans who have defended our freedom. While there are various benefits available to veterans, not everyone in Chattanooga may be aware that Social Security Disability benefits may be available. This is in addition to veterans' disability benefits that may be available from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Can veterans receive Social Security disability benefits?

Veterans may qualify for Social Security disability benefits and may also receive expedited claims processing but may wonder how. Veterans who have a compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total disability may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. In addition, expedited claims processing may be available to veteran applicants who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, wherever they become disabled.

Type of military discharge and benefits received for veterans

Military veterans deserve the best. The sacrifices that veterans may make include their time, separation from their family and other personal sacrifices. Some even make the ultimate sacrifice and pay with their life in service to their country. For those who escape with their life, discharge status can affect the benefits they receive after their time in the service has ended.

VA cuts back opioid prescriptions, TN veterans file complaints

Tennessee veterans were in for a surprise when the VA sent out a letter concerning opioid prescriptions. Opioids are most commonly used to treat severe pain, chronic pain among other uses. However, they can have unwanted side effects and can be addictive, among other downsides.

Items veterans need to file for disability benefits

Military service is some of the most self-sacrificing work that one can perform. Some military members endure intense physical situations or incidents that leave them with an injury or illness that can affect the rest of their lives. Because of this possibility, disability benefits are available for Tennessee military members that are disabled in connection with their military service. There are a few things one should get together if seeking veterans' benefits, like veterans' disability.

SSD claims and service members still receiving military pay

For Tennesseans who are suffering from an injury, illness or condition that came about as a result of their service in the military, the Social Security Administration has special programs that will suit these individuals. There are often questions about receiving Social Security disability benefits for Wounded Warriors. One issue that frequently comes up is whether military pay will influence the eligibility or if it will negatively affect SSD claims. Understanding this and other potential concerns is important when a person who suffered war-related injuries is seeking benefits.

Can Social Security disability benefits for veterans be sped up?

When a resident of Tennessee is suffering from war-related injuries and is unable to work, it might be a concern not just whether or not they will be awarded Social Security disability benefits, but how long they will have to wait to receive them. Some might not be aware that there is a program for the awarding of benefits to be sped up - otherwise referred to as expedited processing - provided they have a rating of 100 percent Permanent and Total disability. Understanding how this can be done is key for those who warrant it.

Attorneys help those with veterans' injuries obtain benefits

Tennessee veterans may know from speaking with their fellow veterans that if they are injured during service to their country, they are entitled to certain disability benefits. As this blog reported in a previous post, veterans may receive benefits for physical or mental injuries that arise during active service and even for injuries that arise after service if those disabilities are related to a veteran's military service.

Families of veterans may be eligible for veterans' benefits

Tennessee veterans may be aware that they may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits following service to their country. They may not be aware, however, that their family members may also be able to receive veterans' disability benefits due to a veteran's injuries.

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