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Social Security Announces Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

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The acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced recently a new initiative to expedite disability claims by veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T).  

Under the new process, SSA will treat these veterans’ applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.

“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and it is only right that we ensure they have timely access to the disability benefits they may be eligible for and deserve,” said Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin.  “Social Security worked with Veterans Affairs to identify those veterans with disabilities who have a high probability of also meeting our definition of disability.  I am proud of our collaboration and happy to announce this new service for America’s vets.”

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