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This is a discussion on VA disability and Social Security within the Veterans Affairs forums, part of the Armed Services category; My question is, when I start receiving Social Security, will it affect my VA disability payment as to the amount I recieve or will my ...


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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:49 PM   #1
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My question is, when I start receiving Social Security, will it affect my VA disability payment as to the amount I recieve or will my social security be decrease because of th V.A.?

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Old October 4th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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Contact the DAV National Service Officer at your local DAV chapter or VA hospital, then contact your local Social Security office. Make sure the two agencies agree. There are too many variables for anyone to 'blindly' tell you.

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My question is, when I start receiving Social Security, will it affect my VA disability payment as to the amount I recieve or will my social security be decrease because of th V.A.?

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There is no ambiguity here, the answer is no as long as the money you are receiving is a "service connected disability" and not a "non-service connected pension". Pensions can be effected by social security payments.

VA pensions are awarded to veterans on an income based concept. Basically to get a pension you would have to be just about totally penniless or saddled with very high medical expenses. If your social security payment results in a higher income then the pension might be affected.

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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Va & ss

I had the same question as you. I called the VA and ask them
if I could draw both SS Disability and VA Service connected disability and I was told I could. Next I called the SS office and ask them the same question. They told me that I could draw both disabilities without any problems. Call the VA and SS and ask them the question and here it for your self. Hope this helps.

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Note: Change in special military service credits.
In January 2002, Public Law 107-117, the Defense Appropriations Act, stopped the special extra earnings that have been credited to military service personnel.

Military service in calendar year 2002 and future years no longer qualifies for these special extra earnings credits.




Since 1957, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings. Since 1988, inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security.
Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.

If your active military service occurred

•From 1957 through 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record when you apply for Social Security benefits.
•From 1968 through 2001, you do not need to do anything to receive these extra credits. The credits were automatically added to your record.
•After 2001, there are no special extra earnings credits for military service.

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Old October 7th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #7
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How can you tell if your military service has been credited to your account?
I get annual statements from SS with earnings records back to stone age/present along with estimated benefits at retirement.I see where my service income has been recorded but I dont see a statement of any added
credits/income '76'-'80'?Do I need to make an inquiry?
I was aware that my SC disability payments wouldnt interferre with ss retirement but I wasnt aware of added credits for service income.How long has this been law?

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