Expedited Processing of Veterans Claims for SSD
Disabled veterans of the military may qualify for expedited processing of claims for Social Security disability benefits through two programs implemented by the Social Security Administration. The Wounded Warrior program provides expedited processing for veterans who became disabled while on active duty on or after October 1, 2001. If you do not qualify for that program, you may be eligible for expedited processing with a compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
At the South Texas Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we recognize the financial pressures faced by disabled veterans and do everything in our power to help them receive the Social Security disability benefits they deserve as quickly and expeditiously as possible. Our veterans fought for our country, so attorney Kathleen Day now fights to get them the benefits they are entitled to receive.
Expedited processing for disabled veterans
The guidelines used by the VA and the Social Security Administration to qualify people for disability benefits differ, so a 100% P&T rating from the VA does not necessarily mean that your application for SSD will be approved. However, it does make you eligible for expedited processing of your claim for Social Security benefits.
To qualify for expedited processing of an SSD claim, need to meet the following requirements:
- Be a disabled veteran.
- Have a VA compensation rating of 100% P&T.
- Produce a letter from the VA confirming your compensation rating.
You must identify yourself as a disabled veteran with a 100% P&T rating when you apply for SSD benefits.
How does Social Security expedite a veteran's claim?
Once you identify yourself as eligible for expedited processing, Social Security designates your application for benefits as a "high-priority workload." The time it takes to process a claim after it receives priority designation varies depending upon factors specific to your claim, including:
- The nature of the disabling medical condition.
- Availability of medical records and other evidence supporting the claim.
- Whether Social Security determines there is a need for a medical evaluation.
Kathleen Day and her staff work to ensure your application for SSD benefits is accurate and complete and supported by all available medical evidence to reduce delays in processing.
An attorney committed to helping disabled veterans obtain SSD benefits
If you are a disabled veteran, learn more about SSD benefits and expedited processing through the Wounded Warrior and 100% P&T programs by contacting Corpus Christi attorney Kathleen L. Day. Call us at (361) 888-4342 or use our convenient intake form.