If I qualify for a VA Disability benefit will I get Social Security Disability?

Maybe but Social Security uses a completely different standard and method for determining disability. The VA does a percentage rating of disability. There is no percentage rating with Social Security Disability. You are either disabled or not disabled. Even those persons that are rated 100% disabled by the VA may not meet the Social Security disability standard. It is like apples and oranges –they are not the same. With Social Security you also need to have worked enough quarters before you will be eligible. Your receipt of VA benefits may make you ineligible for SSI benefits because SSI has inconme and asset limitations because it covers persons who have not earned enough quarters of coverage and is really a welfare program. William Wombacher, your Central Illinois Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and Social Security Disability Specialist. I’ll help you! Call me at 309-674-8125, visit at www.wombacherlaw.com Serving Peoria, East Peoria, Peoria Heights, Pekin, Dunlap, Chillicothe, Morton, Washington, Metamora, Canton, Galesburg, Lacon, Henry, Bloomington, Normal and surrounding cities and counties of Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Fulton and Knox Counties in Central Illinois.


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