VA and Social Security Partner Up

By Jessica M. Friedman of Friedman Law Firm, P.C.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) have partnered to create a more cost efficient, secure way to help Veterans who apply for social security disability. This initiative is anticipated to significantly speed up the disability decisions for Veterans by allowing the SSA to access medical records electronically rather than through a manual process.

The Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program gives the VA and participating community providers access to Veterans’ health information for purposes of treatment. Now, the SSA will have access to this program for purposes of processing benefits for Veterans and their dependents. 

This partnership is a step in the right direction to better assist our Veterans. 

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