Can Disabled Vets Also be Eligible to Social Security Disability?

We often hear this questions, and the simple answer is: probably! Veterans of US military service who are drawing disability payments from the VA have gone through a grueling process to get paid. While eligibility for veterans benefits does not guarantee eligibility for Social Security, it is taken into consideration since the standards are the same. The big difference is that the VA has schedules for partial disability, and for Social Security, an applicant has to be totally disabled, unable to do ANY kind of full time work. A person with a 100% disability rating from the VA should be able to succeed in getting Social Security benefits as well, and should talk to us if they have been denied.