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Supporting Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

November 10, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: November 10, 2022

Veterans Day 2022Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11, 2022. Every year on this day, we honor all veterans who served our country and risked their lives to protect us.

Our Wounded Warriors webpage is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know about our Wounded Warriors webpage.

The page shares information about our Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for veterans, including:

  • How SSDI benefits are different from benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.
  • How we expedite the processing of Social Security disability claims for service members. If they develop a disability while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, they can file a disability claim regardless of where the disability occurs.
  • Answers to questions asked about Social Security.

If active-duty military service members are unable to work due to a disabling condition and continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave, they should consider applying for SSDI. Active-duty status and receipt of military pay doesn’t necessarily prevent payment of SSDI benefits.

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  1. Alexx H.

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  2. Dorothy M.

    My father and 11 other relatives were veterans. I live in SW Baltimore, MD, an originating source of crimes in other parts of the state, country and in other countries. The main culprits are Judy carney melo (she may be using my married name(Ransom), Eddie Mulva real name is Jose Antonio Barossa (his father went to prison, using this same name of his son, I suspect), Howard J Rohere IV, who does not like the word better and tries to make everything worse: lands, waters, fishing, food, supplements, medications, etc. Fred Degenero (real name unknown) of BB & T bank where he has at least 600 accounts, I heard, and uses Instant Checkmate (should be taken off the web) to find friends and relatives to harm if he knows your name. They all have gangs & are Caucasians with Afro American or Northern Africans. Sounded like Judy or H J RIV found out that a relative and me were working on a technique to help find missing people and said they “are going to try to take out everyone in your world.” Be aware of these people and SW Baltimore 21223 where they live around Wilkens and Brunswick. They have billions of $ having just robbed/conned a very rich person out of $60 billion? I heard. Many of them are trump driven who has promised them lots more $ if they harm us. They have weapons, sometimes shoot at PDs, have gotten away with high crimes and murders for over a decade, imo. I suspect, ed myers could tell you much too since he used to pay Judy to keep me upset. They use x rays against us; Judy said the chief gave her 3 x ray equipment. Maybe anyone who knows of me can hide out until hopefully until DT & some of them go to jail for their suspected crimes against Americans. They have not allowed me to have any constitutional rights to earn $, be gifted $, nor to inherit $. They have been persecuting me for at least 7-10 years. I don’t know if regular people can stop them. They are putting people underground, sometimes, in cages underneath the foundations of homes–to the piers! I am concerned that this is part of the group which is worse than Epstein’s network?

  3. Randal s.

    I have not received my back pay. The judge who awarded my disability, Put in my paperwork that I needed to be asked if I could manage my own money or if I needed A representative payee before my backpage was released and no one at my local office has updated that information and refused To Therefore my back pay will not generate the system. I might add that even though I am a 100% service connected disabled and was on expedited status It took 4 years to get my determination. I’ve now been told for the last almost 6 months since I was awarded my disability buddy did I need to just be patient. The impatient would work if somebody at my local office was doing their job and updating My information so that I could get my backpack Also 4 and a 1/2 years of being unable to work and not receiving SSDI can put a person in a bind No matter how responsible you are with money When there isn’t any the wolves come knocking at your door. I’ve been patient you know who isn’t patient lean holders. I Broke my body my heart and my soul For this country. I have sacrificed suffered and lost more than I can explain. Beeing screamed at and hung up on for asking someone to do there job and see what needs done to fix this is unacceptable. I’m not asking for anything unreasonable just to have a problem fixed so I can get what I’m owed so I can get the things and people that got back burned during the last 4 and half years I haven’t been able to work squared away. Noone had to beg me to do my job even when it meant I would be hurt or have to hurt other people. I was decorated for Valor in combat. It only cost me every thing. I never questioned what I did. I wouldt change it not even the damage done. All I ask for are the benefits and careI have earned I am due and desperately need. Same as everyone I know that sacrificed part of themselves in that place or any other. And may just to be treated like a human being when I call to ask a question.

    • John E.

      First Thank You For Your Service, I’m a Service Connected Veteran myself. Now regarding a representative payee my partner had the same issue and called a free county legal assistance agency and they called Social Security Administration at 5 minutes to 8 in the morning. The SSA told them my partner didn’t need a Payee. And he started getting his disability. Local Social Security Offices aren’t very efficient. No matter what the call to SSA has to be right at 8am. In most cases the paperwork from the local offices have not been filed or added to the system. Remember the primary Social Security Office is the one you want to use. Based on your 100% Service Disability Rating you are ENTITLED to SSI and to have your application (Separate Application Required) expedited without delay or more RED TAPE (WHICH IS NOW MY NEW MIDDLE NAME) LOL. You were in the Military you know how to “Hurry Up And Wait”. Good Luck and again thank you for your service.

  4. Johnny K.

    Very good and well-written article for this great topic. I am really pleased to hear about those heroes who served our country and risked their lives to protect us.

  5. Amanda W.

    It is quite difficult to understand for me. Can you make the second part of this article. I loved to see these types of articles. But one thing I have to say that the Veterans are the real heroes of the country as they gives their body to the security of their world

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  8. Tony

    There is a big difference in the (Determinations by other government agencies and nongovernmental entities. 20 C.F.R. 404.1504) and (How we consider and articulate medical opinions and prior administrative medical findings for claims filed on or after March 27, 2017. 20 C.F.R. 404.1520c).

    The 100% VA rating and Individual Unemployability is a determination made by the “rating agency” and not VA C&P medical examiners.

    The 100% VA disability rating is a determination made by a non medical source (rating agency). The SSA does not have to be articulated the non medical source determination under 20 C.F.R. 404.1520c or provide any analysis under 20 C.F.R. 404.1504.

    The VA physicians opinions is different from the VA C&P medical examiners opinion. One has an ongoing relationship and the other doesn’t.

    The VA C&P medical examiners have no ongoing treating relationship or examination relationship under 20 C.F.R. 404.1520c.

    • Tony

      The SSA cannot trust the VA rating agency. The VA rating agency gives away free disability money like they are handing out free candy at the counter to visitors.

      The VA rating agency is incompetent too. Under 38 C.F.R. 3.353, the rating agency rates veterans mentally incompetent for purpose of life insurance (38 U.S.C. 1922).
      The VA doesn’t even offer the life insurance 38 U.S.C. 1922 to veterans anymore. Veterans cannot apply within two years after the appointment of a guardian or within two years after the removal of the disability.

      The rating agency takes away the veteran’s second amendment rights under the U.S Constitution and doesn’t even offer the veterans the life insurance.

      Only a federal law can take away the veteran Constitution rights and not a federal regulation. 38 U.S.C. 1922 is a federal law for a life insurance the VA no longer offers to veterans. The purpose is to rate the veteran mentally incompetent is for life insurance and not disability benefits. The VA rating agency is mentally incompetent. It is like the blind leading the blind.

      • Dwight

        I agree with some of your points. I don’t think the VA rating agency gives away free disability money like they are handing out free candy. There are Vietnam Veterans and more, that are still waiting for disability claims.

        Life Insurance will be available January 2023 for Veterans with any level of service-connected disability. The life insurance prigram is Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife).

    • Hope E.

      I need to understand this more. Also
      I served at a USAF base, HILL AFB at the time while it was an active SUPERFUND Base, toxic chemicals active. I since developed Breast CA, which I believe a direct result of chemicals and occurrences at the base, at the time. Camp LeJeune?
      There are so many other military bases besides it where service members were/are being damaged by said chemicals. I should be at100% service connected but am not courtesy at least one claim, a VA CLERK NOT ALLOWING ME TO GET A C&P exam, see a doctor for

  9. Marsha L.

    You show a list of earnings for Social Security, but not a list of the years used for the tabulation of benefit payments, why not?

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