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How Veterans and Social Security Disability qualifications differ

Many soldiers spend years serving their county only to come back a mere shell of themselves after fighting on the front lines. If you're a veteran that receives disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), then you probably assume that the Social Security Administration (SSA) would also classify you as disabled. This isn't necessarily the case though. Both federal agencies have distinct guidelines that you must meet to receive disability benefits.

What are reasons why veterans file for disability benefits?

The Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs (Watson) at Brown University keeps track of the costs of war. One of their responsibilities includes taking an accounting of the number of United States service members who die on the battlefield. The school also tracks the number of veterans who file post-combat disability claims. Watson keeps an accounting of the reasons why soldiers request such benefits as well.

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