Servicemen and Social Security Disability

Office politics often makes a workplace feel like a battlefield. For the country’s brave soldiers though, the battlefield is their office. Whether by land, air or sea, they strive to keep the country safe from enemies so citizens can live in peace.

Given the nature of their job though, it’s not uncommon for them to be injured on the job. While many recover soon enough to continue their service, many also sustain injuries that put them out of commission for extended periods of time. Oftentimes, body injury and psychological trauma prevent them from returning to duty, and thus earning a living.

Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a disability benefits program that pays out a sum each month until people can get back up on their feet. Of course, both soldiers and civilians have to qualify for this program, and there are three major factors that affect approval: (1) proof of disability; (2) the disability will prevent them from working for at least a year; (3) they have enough wage credits.

While the SSA can fast track the approval process for servicemen, it is still a time-consuming affair, and many applications end up being denied. As such, many wounded soldiers get expert help from social security disability lawyers to guide them through the complex process and boost the chance of being approved.


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