Social Security Disability for Veterans
Veterans wounded in the service may be entitled to an expedited process for receiving Social Security benefits. This process is available to veterans who became injured on or before October 1, 2001. The process to receive disability acceptance is long and confusing. Before applying for any form of Social Security Disability, you should consult with a licensed attorney.
The Philadelphia Social Security Disability Insurance attorneys at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., can help you in your effort to demonstrate eligibility for Social Security benefits and in the filing of your claim. Individuals who hire an attorney during the Social Security Disability process generally have a higher acceptance rate than those who do not. Contact our offices at 215-238-1130 today to speak with a representative about disability benefits today.
The Approval Process
After you have contacted our firm, an attorney will begin walking you through the process seeking Social Security benefits. You will need to provide the Social Security office with general information, such as your age, place of employment, proof of citizenship, and more.
Other documents and information you may need to produce include:
- Original copy of birth certificate
- Form DD 214, verifying discharge from military
- W-2 or income tax return
- Military pay stub
- Social Security numbers of spouse and children under age 18
- Checking/savings account numbers
- Copy of medical records
Once all of your forms are received, review of your claim will begin. At this point, doctors from whom you have received treatment will likely be contacted, and you may subsequently be asked to submit to a physical examination.
The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is both confusing and time-consuming. The aid of an attorney can help illuminate and expedite the process. The Philadelphia veterans’ Social Security Disability lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are dedicated to helping our wounded service members to secure the benefits that they need. Contact our offices at 215-238-1130 to learn how we can help you.