Wounded Warriors get Expedited Social Security Disability Hearings if they are serving in the Wounded Warrior Program. At O'Malley Tunstall we are proud to represent many of our nation’s military men and women in their time of hardship. If you are a disabled veteran and can’t work due to injury, mental illness, or other medical conditions, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Social Security Disability benefits are different from benefits offered from the Veterans Administration (VA), and require a separate application. In addition, veterans who become disabled while on active duty may be eligible for supposed fast-tracked Social Security claims processing and hearings. This procedure is supposed to speed up the receipt of disability payments. O'Malley Tunstall has a great deal of experience working with veterans and their families to get them the benefits they deserve. Our expertise can help you or your disabled loved one take advantage of this new procedure. Wounded Warriors and disabled Veterans can obtain Disability As part of a great program put in place by the Social Security Administration, veterans who are part of the Wounded Warrior are supposed to receive faster processing of disability claims. Visit Social Security’s website for questions. Here are the basics of what you need to qualify: 1. You have to be a veteran who became disabled while on active duty; 2. You have to provide proof of military pay (like a W-2 form, tax return, or pay stub); 3. You may receive disability benefits whether or not you are still on active duty, but if you have already been discharged, you will need your Form DD 214. 4. It will help if you know the names and locations of all of your medical providers from both civilian and military sources. Just like non-veteran disability claims, you have to meet Social Security’s definition of disabled. Basically, for people under 50, you have to prove that you cannot do any work that exists in the national economy. The decision to file for disability can be a difficult one, and the process can be time-consuming and confusing. If you have already applied for Social Security Disability, or if you are just thinking about applying, you may want to consult an experienced advocate about the procedures involved. If you or your loved one is a veteran of this country and has questions about Social Security Disability in general, or the fast-track process for Wounded Warriors in particular, contact us at our website or call us at (800) 755-1987 and speak to our knowledgeable staff and attorneys. You can also go to www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors/ for more information.
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