There are many people who want to work for a living, but can't due to one or more disabilities, and many of these people are veterans. Up until recently, people who were considered disabled by the Veteran's Administration were almost always considered disabled by the Social Security Administration. Disabled vets would assume that they could base their SSA application on the success of their VA application.
Indeed, the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits in Florida can be long and frustrating. In addition to such a lengthy time frame, the Social Security Administration rejects a large majority of initial applications. For those who have the misfortune of being rejected, there is an appeals process.