Va Non-service Connected Disability Pension Granted
Posted 02 December 2007 - 10:28 PM
I was hoping someone might know if the pension is taxable or not? Also should I try for Social Security Benefits (I'm 57 btw), would they offset each other or not?
I apologize in advance if I posted this in the wrong place.
Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:19 AM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:28 AM
1. Your Social Security could be more than your VA pension.
2. If you have service connected conditions, it would revert to that. In other words, say you are at 40% (which is about $600 depending on dependents) Service connected. Right now, they pay you the greater of the 2 benefits, NSC Pension of about $900. However, if you get social Security your VA would go down to the $600 but if you got $1000 in social security your total would be $1600 versus the the $900 for VA pension alone.
3. You will never get less with both VA pension and Social Security (then one of them alone) but you could well get more with both. So there is no risk for you to apply for Social Security.
Posted 03 December 2007 - 09:55 AM