Expedited Social Security Disability Applications for Wounded Warriors

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Usually, a claimant waits three to six months or longer for an initial disability decision through the Social Security Administration. A person who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001 may see his or her Social Security Disability application expedited. A veteran can apply for disability benefits with the Veterans Administration and make a separate application with the Social Security Administration. If the Veterans Administration finds that the disability is service-connected, then the Veteran can receive both types of disability. The Wounded Warrior program will make the disability process somewhat less onerous for those who have served our country.

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