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Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.

The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. 

The following questions link to answers to questions most people ask about applying for disability benefits. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you understand the process. 


What types of benefits can I receive?  Skip questions
What is Social Security’s definition of disability?
I was disabled for a while several years ago and my health has now improved.
Can I receive disability benefits for the time that I was disabled?
How does military pay affect eligibility for disability benefits?
How does Medicare affect my TRICARE benefits?
How do I apply?
What do I need to apply?
How does Social Security make the decision?
How long does it take for a decision?
Can I do anything to speed the decision?
Can my family get benefits?
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Other useful information

The following links go to useful information about Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.

The following links go to United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) web pages with links to useful information.

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Last reviewed or modified Wednesday Sep 10, 2008
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