Disabled Veterans National Foundation Supports Social Security Administration’s Acceleration of Veteran Disability Claims

The Social Security Administration vows to prioritize claims of veterans who have already been rendered fully disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Disabled Veterans National Foundation, a nonprofit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is applauding the recent decision of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to expedite claims of disabled veterans.

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“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.


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