Social Security wants to help veterans


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Some members of the military might not know it, but active duty military members earn credits toward Social Security retirement benefits.

Wounded Warriors can receive expedited handling of their claims to receive disability benefits. Survivor benefits for young children and spouses of veterans who have died also are available.

For information on how Social Security helps veterans, go to socialsecurity.gov/people/veterans.

Social Security’s newest initiative, Journey to Success: Employment Tools for Veterans with Disabilities, is a five-part online guide that helps certain disabled veterans return to fulfilling employment in the American workforce. The guide highlights resources such as career counseling, job training, employment services
and more.

To read Journey to Success, go to ssa.gov/people/veterans/.

Some veterans have suffered injuries so severe they cannot return to their previous work. However, for those veterans who are interested in testing their ability to find and maintain gainful employment, these resources can help. 

To learn more about programs and benefits, go to socialsecurity.gov.