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With Veterans Day approaching, Social Security wants to remind families of wounded warriors and veterans of the benefits available.
Socials Security has a program that allows veterans the opportunity to get their claims to the front of the line. Jack Myers with Social Security in Springfield indicates veterans who were injured on or after October first of 2001 can qualify for an expedited processing on their disability claims.
Myers reminds veterans Social Security disability benefits are different from VA disability benefits. He explains they require a separate application.
For those seeking more information about the disability program, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. 

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