Social Security Explains “Wounded Warrior” Program for Injured Vets

From the San Antonio Express-News…an injured veteran may be eligible for Social Security disability payments even while receiving medical disability pay from the Armed Services…

If the “wounded warrior” has sufficient work credits , then Social Security must decide whether he or she meets Social Security’s definition of disability. Basically, if the person cannot work because of a physical or mental condition that is expected to last at least one year, then he or she may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Even if the wounded warrior still is receiving pay while disabled, he or she can receive disability benefits.

For example, if a wounded warrior is recovering in a hospital and is expected to be unable to work for at least a year, he or she may be eligible to receive disability benefits even though military pay continues.
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