Can I receive both Veteran’s Disability and Social Security benefits?
A veteran can receive both VA service-connected disability benefits and Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) at the same time. However, VA pensions and Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are need-based and subject to offset. Accordingly, receiving Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) can reduce or disqualify you from receiving monthly VA pension payments. Likewise, receiving VA disability benefits can reduce or disqualify you from receiving SSI benefits from Social Security.