As we recognize our veterans and those who have served our country and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, Social Security is reminding wounded warriors of the benefits they can receive.
Jack Myers with Social Security says veterans will receive expedited attention to their disability claims. He indicates the location where the injury took place while on active duty is not relevant in the claims process but it did have to happen in a certain time frame.
Myers indicates veterans who have a VA compensation rating of 100-percent permanent and total can get an expedited claim. He explains these gestures are their simple way of saying thank you to veterans.
When thinking about social security and its benefits later in life, veterans will also want to make sure their military service time is going toward their earnings records. Myers says veterans who served prior to 1968 need to show proof of their service time to receive bonus credits towards their earnings records.
For veterans or wounded warriors that would like information on the expedition of their disability claims, visit socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. You can also find your nearest Social Security office and contact a representative over the phone or by stopping in.