New project helps disabled veterans receive benefits

A new project created by the Social Security Administration and the Department of Defense is in the process of expanding nationwide to help wounded veterans and servicemen receive Social Security disability benefits sooner.

The federal organizations’ plan involves creating a centralized Department of Defense website that can access military medical records from several other department websites so that Social Security can more quickly process disability applications. Officials say this process will improve the speed, efficiency, and accuracy of the disability program.

A pilot program launched in five states yielded promising results. States received military medical records within 72 hours compared to an average of five weeks with paper records.

If you are a wounded veteran waiting to receive disability benefits, contact the Social Security disability insurance lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565 today.