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Social Security is here for those who served our country

The men and women who served our country in the military can count on Social Security to be there for them.

Active duty military members earn credits toward Social Security retirement benefits. Wounded Warriors can receive expedited handling of their claims to receive disability benefits. There are also survivor benefits for young children and spouses of veterans who have died.

Learn more about how Social Security helps veterans at socialsecurity.gov/people/veterans.

“Journey to Success: Employment Tools for Veterans with Disabilities” (ssa.gov/people/veterans) is a five-part online guide that helps disabled veterans return to fulfilling employment. The guide highlights resources, such as career counseling, job training, employment services and more.

To learn more about other programs and benefits, visit socialsecurity.gov.


Nicole Tiggemann is a spokeswoman for the Social Security Administration.


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