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Social Security Q&A: What are the benefits for wounded warriors?

Q: I was wounded while on military service overseas. What are the benefits for wounded warriors, and how can I apply? A: Through the Wounded Warrior program, Social Security expedites processing of disability claims of current military service members or veterans disabled while on active duty on or after October 1, 2001. Also, service members and veterans who have a Veterans Administration compensation rating of 100% Permanent and Total (P&T) may receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security disability benefits. Keep in mind that this expedited process applies to only the application for benefits. To be eligible for benefits, you must meet Social Security's strict ...

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