Expedited Processing of Veteran’s 100 Percent Disability Claims
Expedited Processing of Veteran’s
100 Percent Disability Claims
The Social Security Administration provides
expedited processing of disability claims filed
by veterans who have a U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs Compensation rating of 100
percent Permanent & Total (P&T).
What do I need to know about
the Veterans Affairs and Social
Both Social Security and Veterans Affairs pay
disability benefits to qualifying people, but their
programs, processes, and criteria for receiving
benefits are different. A Veterans Affairs
compensation rating of 100 percent P&T doesn’t
guarantee that you’ll receive Social Security
disability benefits. To receive disability benefits
from Social Security, a person must have a
severe impairment that’s expected to last at least
one year or to result in death. The impairment
must be so severe that the person would be
unable to perform any substantial work.
NOTE: Receiving Veterans Affairs compensation
won’t affect your Social Security benefits.
As a veteran rated 100 percent P&T,
how do I receive expedited processing
from Social Security?
You must apply for Social Security benefits.
There are three ways in which you can apply.
• Apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov;
• Call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. If
you’re deaf or hard of hearing, call our toll-
free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778; or
• Call or visit your local Social Security office.
What should I do to receive expedited
processing of my Social Security
If you’re a disabled veteran rated 100 percent
P&T, you must:
• Identify yourself as a “veteran rated 100
percent P and T” when you apply for
benefits. If you apply in person or over the
phone, tell the Social Security representative
that you are a veteran rated 100 percent P
and T. If you apply online, enter “Veteran
100% P&T” in the “Remarks” section of the
• Provide Social Security with your Veterans