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The term “Veteran” means any person who served in the active military, naval, or air service during a period of war, and who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. “Veteran” also means any person who died in active military, naval or air service. This article describes what benefits you may be eligible for as a veteran.
Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. This resource contains the answers to the questions most people ask about applying for disability benefits. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you understand the process.