Every day is Veterans Day at Social Security. An expedited process for Social Security disability applications is available to any military service member who became disabled during active duty on or after Oct. 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurred — at home or in the line of duty. Expedited processing is also available to veterans who have a compensation rating of 100 percent — permanent and total disability (P&T) — regardless of when it occurred. Some dependent children and spouses of military personnel may also be eligible for benefits.
Visit our Wounded Warriors website, www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors, for answers to commonly asked questions and additional information about disability benefits available under the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. See our fact sheet: “Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors.”
You can also find the “Social Security for Wounded Warriors” webinar on expedited disability benefits for veterans and active duty military personnel online at www.socialsecurity.gov/socialmedia/webinars.
Keep in mind that the requirements for disability benefits available through Social Security are different from those of the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. Read our publication, “Military Service and Social Security,” to learn more. It’s available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs.
Thank you to all our nation’s brave veterans!
For questions, online applications or to make an appointment to visit a SSA office,
call from 7am–7pm, Mon–Fri:
1-800-772-1213 (toll free) | 1-800-325-0778 (TTY)