Social Security benefits
Information on Social Security benefits, how they are different from VA benefits and the effect of military pay on your eligibility for Social Security.
Benefits for Children with Disabilities - Describes the kinds of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and health benefits a child with a disability might be eligible for and explains the evaluation of disability claims for children.
Expediting Disability Applications For Wounded Warriors - Information on how service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different from those from the VA and require a separate application.
Frequently Asked Questions About TRICARE & Social Security - Answers to questions about how entitlement to Social Security benefits can affect TRICARE eligbility.
How to Appeal a Decision on Your Social Security Disability Claim - Provides instructions on how to appeal a Social Security disability claim online. Also provides telephone contact information.
How to Contact Social Security - Information on how to contact Social Security by phone, online or by finding a local office near you.
MyArmyBenefits - Benefit Facts - Lists fact sheets related to pay, education, family services, health care, life insurance, social security, transitioning, retirement and VA benefits for wounded warriors. Fact sheets can be sorted by category, component, life event or state/territory.
Social Security - What You Can Do Online - Describes the many online services available from the Social Security Administration (SSA), including applying for benefits, finding out if you qualify for benefits and estimating your future benefits.
Social Security Administration - Federal portal for America's Social Security programs, online filing for retirement and disability benefits (SSDI), disability supplemental security income (SSI), Medicare, requesting a Social Security card and additional services.
Social Security Administration Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors - Provides information about Social Security disability benefits, including how to apply and how to expedite processing of disability claims for military service members.
Social Security Administration Red Book - A general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals and counselors who serve people with disabilities.
Social Security Administration's Multi-Language Site - Information about disability benefit programs in languages other than English.
Social Security Benefits for Widows, Widowers & Other Survivors - When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, certain members of the family may be eligible for survivors benefits. Up to ten years of work is needed to be eligible for benefits, depending on the person's age at the time of death.
Social Security Disability Benefits Starter Kits - Provides information to prepare you for applying for Social Security disability benefits. Also includes general information about the disability programs and the decision-making process to help you better understand how to apply.
Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans - Special benefits are available to certain World War II veterans, including veterans who served in the active U.S. military from September 16, 1940 - July 24, 1947, and Filipino veterans who served in the organized military of the Philippines from July 26, 1941 - December 30, 1946 (while those forces were in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces). Download the fact sheet.
U.S. Military Retired Handbook - Free handbook for all U.S. military personnel who are retired. Provides information on Social Security and other benefits. Order a copy online
Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance & Supplemental Security Income - Explanation of the two major cash benefit programs based on disability offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
What You Need To Know When You Get Social Security Disability Benefits - Explains your rights and responsibilities when you receive disability benefits from Social Security, including when and how your benefits are paid, paying taxes on your benefits, cost of living adjustments and more.