Veterans

If you served in the military and were injured, or if you know any wounded veterans, visit Social Security's Wounded Warrior website,www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.

The Wounded Warrior website contains information about Social Security disability benefits, including how veterans who became disabled on active military duty after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurred, may obtain expedited processing of claims for Social Security disability benefits.

NOTE: VA benefits are different and separate from Social Security benefits. Veterans must file a separate application in order to obtain Social Security disability benefits.

Active military who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for Social Security disability benefits if unable to work due to disability. Active duty status and receipt of military pay does not necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits.