If you or a loved one is a veteran who has served this country, we tip our hats to you. Because of what veterans sacrifice, and some more than others, there are benefits allowed to military members, veterans and their families. However, being a veteran doesn't make a person any less a contributing member of this country. If a person also worked enough hours in a civilian job, they can qualify for Social Security disability when they are no longer able to work due to disability.
The way Social Security disability works is those that have worked the minimum amount of taxable hours, and are disabled and no longer able to work, can seek to receive benefits of this program. Of course there is fine print in this process that includes what the Social Security Administration considers disability and so on. However, many military veterans who are receiving veteran-related disability may not realize they could seek benefits from both programs simultaneously.