Social Security Disability Attorneys In Georgia

Will Receiving Social Security Disability Conflict With Your Veterans Disability Benefits? Our Georgia Disability Lawyers Weigh In

If you’re unable to work due to a disability, you’re likely interested in receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits to help with your financial needs.

However, some may be afraid to file for Social Security Disability benefits because they already receive disability benefits for veterans. They may fear they’ll lose their existing benefits if they apply for SSDI.

Our Disability Attorneys are here to offer legal guidance about receiving Social Security Disability benefits and veterans disability benefits.

Understanding Social Security Disability and Public Disability Benefits

Disabled persons have more than just SSDI benefits to help them financially. There are also other public disability benefits through federal, state or local government organizations that are available to qualifying recipients with disabling medical conditions that are not job-related.

These are separate from Social Security Disability benefits and can include Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for disabled veterans. It’s important to note that some of these other public disability benefits can cause your Social Security Disability benefit amount to be reduced, while others will not.

Many applicants feel overwhelmed when trying to understand which benefits may or may not conflict with one another, especially since each case involves many variables and circumstances that impact every situation. Our Social Security Disability Lawyers can explain these differences, as well as help you choose the best option for disability benefits that meet your needs.

Veterans Disability Benefits

As mentioned above, VA disability benefits are considered to be a type of public disability benefits. However, VA disability benefits do not count against your Social Security Disability benefit calculations.

This means that veterans who qualify for both VA disability benefit programs and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits will receive the full benefits of each program.

Veterans Social Security Disability Claims Can Be Fast-Tracked

Veterans whose disabilities are rated as completely total and permanent by the VA receive a 100% Permanent and Total (P&T) rating. There are some conditions that cause an automatic 100% P&T rating, including the loss or the loss of use of both hands, both feet, one hand and one foot, or sight in both eyes.

If you receive a 100% P&T rating from the VA, the Social Security Administration will expedite your application for Social Security Disability benefits.

Other Resources for Help With Expediting an SSDI Application

Another way for disabled veterans to qualify for expedited SSDI application processing is through the SSA’s Wounded Warrior Program, regardless of their P&T rating. This program prioritizes claims for veterans who became disabled on active duty on or after October 1, 2001.

Disability Lawyer Sam Earley is pleased to help disabled veterans from our military services receive the full amount of benefits to which they are entitled. Contact our office today for more information about expedited claim filing for SSDI if you are a disabled veteran.

Stop Worrying About a Reduction in Benefits With a Social Security Disability Lawyer

Veteran service members who become disabled while on active duty serving and protecting our country’s interests deserve every bit of the support our government can provide. However, too many disabled veterans struggle to get by because they fear losing their benefits if they apply for Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI.

Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyer Sam Earley can assist you throughout the claims application process to help you get the full measure of benefits available.

Experienced Legal Assistance with Social Security Disability Benefits

The fact is, the application process for many government benefits can be formidable and complicated–especially for SSDI benefits, since the SSA is one of the foremost governmental bureaucracies. Not only that, but each person’s case is unique thanks to the many variables involved in calculating and receiving disability benefits.

As a seasoned Social Security Disability attorney, Sam regularly helps disabled persons navigate through the claims and appeals process thanks to a thorough understanding of the regulations of the Social Security Administration. Let Sam and his team provide you with personal service to help you receive the benefits you deserve.

Contact Our Georgia Social Security Disability Attorneys

Get the legal help you need to receive Social Security Disability benefits while also receiving VA disability benefits. Sam Earley is a seasoned Georgia Social Security Disability attorney who is eager to help you navigate the complex processes of both systems.

Call our Social Security Disability Lawyers at 770-881-7171 or complete our contact form.