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Five Ways Social Security Serves Our Veterans

November 9, 2017 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

who elderly men wearing hats hugging On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who proudly serve our country. Social Security is committed to helping our veterans. One of our priorities is to constantly improve the quality of service we provide to them and their families.

Here are five Social Security benefits every veteran should know about:

  1. Disability Services —The effects of military service can be profound and lasting. Social Security pays disability benefits to veterans through the Social Security disability insurance and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Our disability insurance program pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you’ve worked long enough and paid enough Social Security taxes to qualify.
  2. Accelerated processing for some Veteran claims —Veterans who have a VA compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total (P&T) have the opportunity to receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security disability benefits.
  3. Help integrating back into the workforce — Our online guide, Journey to Success: Employment Tools for Veterans with Disabilities, highlights resources, such as career counseling, job training, employment services, and other ways that we help disabled veterans return to work.
  4. Career opportunities for Veterans — We offer several career options in diverse fields for our heroes as well as preference in hiring. You can learn more about how Social Security helps secure today and tomorrow for our veterans and their families on our veterans page.
  5. Benefits for WWII Veterans Special benefits can be paid to some World War II veterans who served in the active United States military from September 16, 1940, through July 24, 1947. This includes Filipino veterans who served in the organized military of the Philippines from July 26, 1941, through December 30, 1946.

Acting Commissioner Nancy A. Berryhill said it best: “We honor and thank the brave men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces.” Let us always remember their courage and sacrifice.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  4. Rochelle N.

    I am not sure I am getting this right.
    Do you have to pay taxes on the VA Disability Money, that does not come from Social Security? Thank You.

    • Jerry S.


  5. marc

    I totally agree with the issue of having to pay taxes on your social security income, we work our ass off for 40 years PAYING TAXES on every dollar……and then the money that is taken out of our pay while we work is taxed……so WHY IS IT THE IRS CAN MAKE US PAY FUCKING TAXES AGAIN??????? tHAT’S SO bullshit!!! We pay our taxes on that money, we have “medicare” taken out as well, and then we have to turn around and pay out our asses to use medicare, shit they wanted to charge me $114 a damn month for that medicare part B…..and took it out for 5 months before i realized i didnt even have a damn medicare card or was even enrolled in the program, I used the VA for my medical being a vietnam veteran…….I called and asked who was putting my god dam money in their pocket. Shit some mother fuking govrernment we have!!!!!!

  6. Johnna

    While you support Veterans, you refuse to support the Military Spouses, Caregivers, and those impacted by the many years of veterans services denied and impacting entire families. Military Spouse and Child suicide aren’t even considered while you discuss the 22 per day of Veterans Suicide. What happens when a spouse of caregiver of the Military Collapses? I can tell you, they are told their lives don’t matter, they are completely disregarded by government, the military, and social services!! Despite the fact that prior to their collapse they paid into this their own money for a lifetime of work and when they need it most the government which has stolen their money then denies them the ability for access to it. Especially, when unfortunate circumstances impacted their entire life and they are only asking for temporary assistance to regain the ability to get better….. You might as well be pulling the trigger on a gun yourself to these individuals, because you are making the life or death decision for many you refuse to acknowledge.

  7. LloydN

    Nice to know.

  8. Stephen A.

    Can I get a paper check this month both my accounts have been closed and I do not have an active account?

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  10. Kelly

    God bless all active military men and women and retired veterans! They are our true hero’s and deserve this and much much more!

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