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Veterans’ issues and Social Security benefits

by | May 24, 2018 | Veterans' Issues |

While Social Security won’t always make headline news, it doesn’t mean that the topic doesn’t deserve a lot of attention. Social Security, and other benefits associated with the government program, help families in Alabama and nationwide everyday who are in desperate need of financial assistance. For military veterans and their families, many of which have made the ultimate sacrifice, Social Security benefits are often available in conjunction with military benefits. We can’t think of a better group of people to support.

Survivor benefits are an option for those families whose parent, son or daughter lost their life in service to our country. The loss of a family member is difficult for anyone. Social Security helps by providing benefits to protect service members’ dependents. Widows, widowers and their dependent children may be eligible for Social Security survivor’s benefits.

In addition, our country owes an obligation to service members that are still with us, but have been wounded. That obligation may come in the form of Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, to help bridge the gap for those whose ailment or disability makes it impossible for them to work. The backlog of cases the Social Security Administration is experiencing has been in the news lately, but the good news is that wounded military service members can receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability claims. Not only will it speed up the somewhat tedious process of applying, it can get benefits to the people who need it most, sooner.

Veterans’ issues, like the ability to secure financial stability, should be the least of a military family’s worries. However, many do worry. Social Security benefits can help take some of that burden off of the shoulders of a family who has already sacrificed so much. Explore which Social Security benefits could be right for you and your family.


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