The VA says I am disabled, so why is Social Security denying my disability claim?

Q:  I am a disabled veteran, so why is Social Security denying my Social Security disability claim?

A:  Great question. It is Social Security’s position that VA decisions are not binding upon them, although the criteria is essentially identical.

Social Security and VA have similar standards for approving disability claims, but the VA has many partial disability programs. For Social Security disability, one must be totally disabled from any kind of work.

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