Yes. Wounded soldiers can get their Social Security disability benefits while still in the military. Wounded or disabled soldiers, who have not been separated from military service, are often placed in a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) or Warrior Transition Battalion while waiting for Medical Board evaluations. Since the soldier often receives full salary with minimal duties during this transition period, these earnings are a type of subsidy. This means soldiers in a WTU can still apply for Social Security benefits, even though their earnings may be over the substantial gainful activity threshold.