Wounded Servicemen/Women in Orlando

Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.

The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.

You cannot engage in substantial work activity for pay or profit, also known as substantial gainful activity.

Active duty status and receipt of military pay does not, in itself, necessarily prevent payment of disability benefits.

Receipt of military payments should never stop you from applying for disability benefits from Social Security. If you are receiving treatment at a military medical facility and working in a designated therapy program or on limited duty, the Social Security Administration will evaluate your work activity to determine your eligibility for benefits. The actual work activity is the controlling factor and not the amount of pay you receive or your military duty status.

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