A special message from our friends at
The Social Security Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs
The Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have joined forces to create a Fact Sheet, “Social Security Disability and Veterans Affairs Disability — How Do They Compare?.” This quick reference explains the differences between each agency’s disability program. Through our partnership with the VA, we hope to help the veteran community navigate each agency’s programs more easily.
I urge you to visit our veterans webpage at https://www.ssa.gov/people/veterans/ to view the Fact Sheet and other resources, including information on returning to work, links to VA healthcare and benefits programs, and disability benefits for wounded warriors. We also have resources for the parents and spouse of veterans.
Remember, there are important differences between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and VA disability benefits. Just as important, a veteran who receives benefits from the VA could also be eligible for SSDI.