Can I get disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and from Social Security at the same time?

Many veterans have both Veterans Affairs and Social Security claims at the same time. VA disability benefits are not based on income so you can receive both VA disability benefits and SSDI benefits.

The VA also has a pension, paid to low income veterans who are disabled. The VA and SSA have different ways of deciding if someone is disabled. For the VA, it is a percentage of how disabled you are. You do not need to be totally disabled in order to obtain the VA pension. In fact, most veteran recipients are not. For SSA the question is whether you are capable of working or not, and it is all or nothing.

We proudly offer help to veterans in obtaining both types of benefits. Contact us for more information today!