Social Security vs. Veterans Affairs: The Nitty Gritty on Disability Benefits

I recently wrote a post called Maximizing Benefits for Disabled Veterans. That post discussed a brief overview of how disabled veterans might be able to benefit from Social Security disability benefits in addition to their VA Disability Compensation benefits.  However, there is much more to consider when you are thinking of applying for both SSA and VA benefits.

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The Social Security Secrets Series Episode 2: How Do I Apply?

Collecting your information is half the battle

Episode 2: How Do I Apply?

At this point you have passed the work and income requirements for at least one Social Security disability benefits program, SSI or SSDI. Now let’s talk about what you should expect during the application process. Though the process is a bit cumbersome, it does not have to be painful if you know what to expect and how to make it a bit easier. Continue reading “The Social Security Secrets Series Episode 2: How Do I Apply?”

The Social Security Secrets Series Episode 1: Am I eligible?

You may be surprised to find out that not everyone who is disabled can apply for SSI or SSDI benefits. SSA imposes several technical criteria on potential applicants that they must meet before they can even apply for SSI or SSDI benefits. Continue reading “The Social Security Secrets Series Episode 1: Am I eligible?”

Maximizing benefits for disabled veterans

I am a disabled veteran. Can I get both Social Security and VA benefits?

The answer is an unsatisfying “maybe.” Whether a disabled veteran is eligible for both Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits depends on several factors. Continue reading “Maximizing benefits for disabled veterans”

The Social Security Secrets Series: What really happens with your disability application?

What is going on with my case? Who is DDS? Why are they sending me these forms? Why do they need to know about all of my doctors? Why am I giving them all of this financial information? What happens if I appeal? These are all questions I have heard over and over again, and for good reason! Continue reading “The Social Security Secrets Series: What really happens with your disability application?”

3 Things You Can Do To Win Your Social Security Disability Claim

Whether you’ve already applied for Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI), are thinking about applying, or were recently denied, there are three things you can do today to increase your chances of getting approved. Continue reading “3 Things You Can Do To Win Your Social Security Disability Claim”