Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) August 07, 2007 -- During the celebration of Memorial Day, the Social Security Administration expressed its tribute to the valiant heroes of Americaâs military service members and mourned the tragic losses caused by the war. To manifest their deep salutation, the Social Security Commissioner, Michael J. Astrue made an announcement directed to the active military duty personnel and their families. The announcementâs focal point is Social Securityâs imposition of procedures that will accelerate the processing of applications for survivor benefits and disability claims by the military service members.
Los Angeles, California, June 6, 2007 â Astrue wanted to let the military personnel on active duty and their families to be aware of the Social Securityâs scheme for immediate processing of disability claims and survivorâs benefits. This will enable active military service members to file claims for injuries and/or disabilities, quickly, without regards of the location where the injuries were incurred.
In the announcement, Astrue indicated that he wanted to guarantee the brave members of Americaâs Armed Forces, whether women or men, along with their families that they do not have to wait for the benefits they need and deserve.
This special attention being given to military personnel is but one way wherein the Social Security can manifest its appreciation of all the members of the Armed Forcesâ selfless dedication to the country. The appreciation and high regard is also extended to military personnelâs families.
The quick and direct process of application for benefits already takes effect and applicable for military members who have been disabled during the line of duty without regard of the place where it took place, on October 1, 2001 or after this date.
Astrue assures more information and answers for inquiries for those who have not caught up with their new scheme, by calling up the Social Securityâs toll free number. Those who are interested in reading information can also come up to the SSAâs local office near their area or log in to http://www.socialsecurity.gov