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Faster benefit decisions for veterans PDF Print E-mail

By Laurie Jones
S.S. District Manager
We believe it is important to recognize those who currently serve in the military as well as those injured in the line of duty and consider it an honor and a duty to serve them.
Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, recently unveiled a new initiative to expedite disability applications from veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100 percent Permanent and Total (P&T). Under the new process, Social Security will treat these applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way we currently handle disability claims from wounded warriors.
Learn more about the new expedited process for veterans at www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/2014/expedited-dib-process2-pr.html.
Read about this new service at www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/disability-pt.htm.
Also, visit Wounded Warriors page at www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.