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Did you know that if you are disabled and served in the military, you can collect both Social Security benefits and veterans benefits? In fact, at the Law Office of Jim McKown, we recommend you do so because your monthly benefits may increase. It is not as simple as applying for both, however. There are issues with timing and, of course, eligibility. We can help.

Our Indianapolis benefits law firm has extensive experience working with clients in both SSD and veterans benefits matters. We have a thorough understanding of the different standards between the two systems. We can effectively manage the application, review and appeals processes for both disability claims.

What You Should Know About Filing for VA and SSA Benefits

  • If applying for VA benefits, apply for Social Security Disability as well. Social Security Disability benefits are partially based on your contributions to the system while you were in the workforce. Waiting too long to submit your claim may cause you to lose your eligibility status.
  • If you have service-connected VA benefits and are eligible to receive SSD, you will be able to receive the full amount of benefits from each organization.
  • If you have been approved to receive non service-connected VA benefits, every dollar of SSD will reduce the amount of VA benefits you receive.
  • Supplemental Security Income benefits are needs-based. Your VA benefits may disqualify you from receiving SSI.
  • A successful SSD claim may trigger a successful VA benefits decision.

These are just some of the complexities with the VA and SSA. That is why hiring an attorney at the Law Office of Jim McKown can be advantageous. Our experience with both benefits helps us maximize your potential outcome so you can move forward without worry.

Contact Our Marion Disability Benefits Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation

Talk to our experienced Indianapolis SSD and veterans benefits attorney during a free consultation by contacting our Marion law firm online or by calling us toll free from anywhere in Indiana at 800-676-5493. We represent clients from Marion, Fort Wayne, Gas City, Wabash, Hartford City, Jonesboro, North Manchester, Alexandria, Huntington and throughout Indiana.