The Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Veterans Administration use different regulations to determine disability. Social Security regulations clearly state that it is not bound by the findings of another agency, however SSA is required by the courts to look at the medical evidence that support the ratings decision. So while SSA doesn’t have to find you disabled based on the VA ratings decision they are required to look at your medical records, to see if the medical evidence supports a finding of disability. The compensation and pension exams performed by the VA often include helpful medical examinations and tests. A favorable TDIU ratings decision doesn't always guarantee a favorable Social Security decision, you still must prove that you are unable to perform your past work or any other work.

So if you veteran whose Social Security Disability benefits claim was denied, Our Omaha disability lawyers can help you  appeal your denial. To learn more, request a free copy of Why You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Social Security Disability Claim, or contact Cuddigan Law at 402-933-5405 and ask for a free evaluation of your claim.

Timothy J. Cuddigan (Founder - Retired)
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Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience