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How Long Does It Take To Get Disability Benefits?
Qualifying: What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability?
Are you allowed to receive VA benefits and Social Security Disability at the same time ?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
Social Security does not restrict VA beneficiaries from receiving Social Security disability benefits at the same time. However, Social Security is not a partial disability program; therefore Social Security does not use the same criteria to evaluate an individual’s disability.
Social Security is a total disability program, which means an individual must be unable to work due to their disabling conditions. If you meet the requirements to receive Social Security benefits, you will be able to receive Social Security’s benefits along with your VA benefits.
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SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
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