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Social Security is behind you

Kylle’ D. McKinney

Kylle' D. McKinney.

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Our disability program is part of our commitment to wounded combatants and their families. Social Security is an important resource for military personnel returning home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know about our Wounded Warriors webpage, www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors.

Our Wounded Warriors webpage answers frequently asked questions about Social Security and shares helpful information about disability benefits. This page explains how Social Security benefits differ from benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs that require a separate application. We also explain how veterans can expedite the processing of their Social Security applications if they become disabled during active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.