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Would a person with 100 percent VA disability get Social Security Disability?


My father receives 100% in Veteran's Benefits. Is he still eligible for Disability?

The answer to that question is maybe. If he has worked enough to be insured for Social Security disability, he may be approved. To be insured for Social Security, you have to be fully insured (have 40 quarters of work coverage) and "disability insured" (worked and earned enough money to have 20 quarters of coverage out of the 40 quarters previous to becoming unable to work). Basically, having worked five out of the ten years prior to becoming disabled.

Additionally, Social Security does not use the same criteria to determine if a person is disabled as the Veteran's Administration, so there is a possibility that a person who is 100% disabled for the VA would not be necessarily considered disabled under SSA rules and guidelines.

I think the best way to find out is for your father to schedule an appointment for disability to determine if he meets the non-medical Social Security Administration criteria. If he does, they will take a disability claim and send it under the expedited procedures provided to veterans who have received 100% VA ratings.

Good luck.

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