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Information about North Carolina Social Security disability benefits available to veterans and military personnel

| Jan 31, 2017 | Uncategorized |

A disability lawyer may help you show proof why you can no longer work. Call our Bridgman Law Offices at (704)815-6055.

Today we honor our nation’s veterans for their service to our country.

  • Military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs, can receive expedited processing of disability claims from the Social Security Administration. You can learn more about benefits for wounded warriors here.
  • In September, the Social Security Administration published final rules about the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax (HEART) Act. The HEART Act does the following: (1) Treats most cash military compensation as earned income for purposes of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This generally results in a higher benefit because of the SSI program’s more favorable consideration of earned income; (2) Excludes certain State annuity payments to aged, blind or disabled veterans from countable income and resources used to determine SSI eligibility; and (3) Excludes from countable income any cash or in-kind payments provided by AmeriCorps State and National and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. To learn more about the eligibility requirements for SSI benefits, contact us and/or visit the Social Security Administration’s website.
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