Does Social Security have to be guided by VA’s Award of Disability?

by Lisa on May 25, 2011

It is Social Security’s position that VA decisions are not binding upon them.  Social Security and VA have very different standards and criteria which they use to approve disability claims.  If you are awarded VA disability and you are denied Social Security disability, I encourage you not to give up on your claim.  Pursue every level of appeal that you have available to you.  But more importantly, seek the help of an experienced disability representative so that you can greatly increase your chance of winning your Social Security disability claim.

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