A veterans disability pension that is service connected and social security disability benefits can both be received by a veteran. However if the veterans' disability benefit is not service connected you will likely not be able to get both.
Social security pays if you prove to the Social security administration that you are disabled from gainful employment. You can include all of your disabilities, service and non service connected. In fact if your social security disability award is based on service connected disability this is forceful evidence in favor of getting total disability veterans benefits.
Therefore you may want to consider one attorney that is qualified and experienced to handle your veterans' disability benefit claim and your social security claim .
I am certified by the veterans administration to handle veterans disability benefit claims and have been a longstanding member of the National Organization for Social Security Representatives. However there is no requirement to be a member of NOSSCR in order to represent social security disability claims.
Veterans call for a free consultation at 1-800-447-6549