If you are a disabled veteran, you might be eligible to receive Veterans Administration (VA) disability and Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) at the same time. VA disability benefits are available to military veterans who suffered a disability while on active duty. Social Security disability is available to disabled workers who have any kind of medical issue that prevents them from working. If you are approved for VA benefits and your condition is serious enough to keep you from working at all, you can apply for Social Security disability as well. You can receive both benefits monthly once you have been approved, and the two programs should not affect one another.

The Difference in Total Disability