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Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 10:04
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injured-veteranVeterans Move to the Front of the Line

Starting in March of 2014 veterans who have been deemed fully disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be able to have their Social Security disability claims expedited. Currently, veterans have placed claims and had to wait like everyone else for the Social Security Administration to approve their claim in order for them to receive benefits which can take a couple of years. This situation is doubly frustrating for veterans as they have already been declared disabled by one government agency only to wait on red tape from another. 


Under the new program, fully disabled veterans claims will be considered faster and, hopefully, approvals will be granted much more quickly.

Unfortunately this new process does not mean that more veterans will automatically be granted their benefits. Men and women who have been granted partial disabilities may still have to go through the full process and are at risk for being denied benefits they deserve. Veterans desiring legal assistance may contact the Cochran Firm and request help from a Social Security disability lawyer to help them file or appeal a denied claim.  Fill out the form on this page to get started.



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About the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms, The Cochran Firm handles cases on behalf of clients seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer, Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Bankruptcy Attorney in Atlanta or Social Security Disability Lawyer.The Firm can be reached at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476) or fill out the form on this page. “Working for You.” Article by Benjamin A. Irwin, Esq.