“Veterans should not have to be forced to suffer financially as a result of their service to our country, and we appreciate the SSA’s commitment to ensuring that doesn’t happen.”
Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 21, 2014
The SSA made the announcement Wednesday that veterans whom the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has given a disability compensation rate of 100 percent, Permanent and Total (P&T), will receive an expedited Social Security claim process.
Expected to begin by the middle of March, claims for disabled veterans will become high priority and their claims decisions will be made much faster.
Veterans eligible to receive Social Security benefits must present their VA rating decision when applying. The SSA added that submission of an application does not guarantee approval, but decisions would be made much quicker.
“This decision by the Social Security Administration is a practical and necessary move that many of our most vulnerable veterans need,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (SgtMaj Ret). “Veterans should not have to be forced to suffer financially as a result of their service to our country, and we appreciate the SSA’s commitment to ensuring that doesn’t happen.”
Vanfonda added that this decision might impact many veterans in a positive way and help them to meet their financial obligations so they can concentrate on improving their quality of life.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.