Starting March 17, 2014, veterans who have a VA compensation rating of 100% permanent and total (P&T) may receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a new initiative to speed up the processing of disability claims filed by Veterans who have a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total. These applications will be treated as high priority and decisions will be expedited similar to the way that SSA now handles disability claims fromWounded Warriors. SSA plans to begin the new process next month.
For more information about Social Security disability benefits and other benefits programs check out Disability.gov’s Guide to Disability Benefits.