Social Security Disability

A veteran can file for both Veterans’ Disability benefits and Social Security Disability (SSD) compensation at the same time. The applications are separate and are filed separately with each agency.

The Veterans Administration is required by law to consider the veteran’s social security disability records. This is important because the veteran’s SSD file may provide critical medical evidence to the VA claim.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers expedited processing of social security disability claims if the veteran became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001. Veterans who became disabled before this date may still file their claims using the usual processing methods.

The Law Office of Sonya L. Pence is dedicated to assisting Veterans to put their best case forward, and is well prepared to represent the veteran before the Social Security Administration. If you are a veteran and believe that you may have a claim for Social Security Disability, we will evaluate your records at no cost to you.

If we file a claim on your behalf, and you receive an award from the SSA for back payments, our fee is the SSA approved amount of 25% of the award. This fee amount will never exceed $6,000, and is paid directly by the SSA. No award, no fee.