Federal Benefits

Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010

The law includes provisions that help provide support for the Caregivers of seriously injured Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, helps improve services for our nation’s 1.8 million Women Veterans, and helps expand the availability of health care for Veterans and services preventing Veterans from becoming homeless.  The American Psychological Association has also provided a summary that focuses on the mental health provisions in the Act.

Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)

Many WW’s do not know about applying for TSGLI payments. This should be done through the SFAC. If there are any questions concerning eligibility for TSGLI or any related TSGLI questions, call the TSGLI Office at 1-800-237-1336 (Army); 1-800-368-3202 (Navy); 877-216-0825 (Marine Corps) or email them at tsgli@conus.army.mil .

my SocialSecurity

mySocialSecurityLogoIf you haven’t already created a my Social Security account, the following information is for you …….At each stage of your life, my Social Security is for you. Your personal online my Social Security account is a valuable source of information.  To create an account, you must provide some personal information about yourself and give answers to some questions that only you are likely to know. Next, you create a username and password that you will use to access your online account. This process protects you and keeps your personal Social Security information private.

Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Military service members and Veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims from the Social Security Administration. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.

Social Security Disability Claims and Payments

WW’s should apply for Social Security Disability for all OEF/OIF Wounds including TBI and PTSD. A representative from the Social Disability Office will be in the SFAC at Walter Reed every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to assist WW’s in filling out the application.