You May Be Eligible For Both SSDI And VA Benefits
A lot of people in West Virginia sacrifice a great deal for our country. West Virginians volunteer for the armed services in large numbers.
While the country is grateful for the sacrifice, it can come at a cost. Military service often results in physical and mental injuries, from back injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder. Even if you came through military service without immediate injury, later work, an accident or illness can make working impossible.
Fortunately, there are benefits available to help former service members in this position.
The Difference Between VA Benefits And SSDI
If you have been injured in the line of duty, you may be eligible to receive VA benefits. However, that may not be the only benefits program to which you are entitled. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a work-based federal insurance program that all military members pay taxes to participate in.
The Veterans Administration administers its own disability benefits. The wounded warriors program is not based on income, which means that you may be able to receive both VA disability benefits and SSDI benefits.
If you are already receive Wounded Warrior benefits through the VA, you are entitled to expedited processing on your disability claim. Give us a call at 304-932-4619 to learn more.
The good news is that military service can increase your wage record, and therefore your Social Security Disability benefit, should your claim be successful.
Years Of Experience Getting Benefits For Veterans
At Shawn Taylor, PLLC, we are proud of our track record of helping deserving veterans get the benefits that they are owed under the law. Managing lawyer Shawn Taylor is a former municipal judge and assistant attorney general who focuses exclusively on Social Security law. Over his career, he has helped thousands of claimants obtain SSDI benefits, many of whom served in the armed forces.
If you work with us, Shawn Taylor will be the lawyer who represents you at the disability hearing; you will not be pushed off to a less experienced lawyer.