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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Cavtrooper088

Ssdi-retired Military

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I read Hadit on a nightly basis and have posted once before. This is my second posting, and I really appreciate the helpful replies to my first post.

I am a 60 year military retiree who has been recently terminated from my civilian job. I am VA disabled-70% PTSD, 20% diabetes, & a mulitude of 10% ratings which combines for 90%.

Will my retired military pension preclude me from drawing SSDI, or will it result in a reduction in the amount of SSDI? I am also applying for unemployability as well. I also have private disablity insurance (took it out years ago), but have not persued that yet.

Thanks for your help.

Cavtrooper088

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Don't know much about SSDI, learning VA unemployment stuff now, takes time and followup. Retired here with SSDI.

Best to ya.

Cg'up2009!

I read Hadit on a nightly basis and have posted once before. This is my second posting, and I really appreciate the helpful replies to my first post.

I am a 60 year military retiree who has been recently terminated from my civilian job. I am VA disabled-70% PTSD, 20% diabetes, & a mulitude of 10% ratings which combines for 90%.

Will my retired military pension preclude me from drawing SSDI, or will it result in a reduction in the amount of SSDI? I am also applying for unemployability as well. I also have private disablity insurance (took it out years ago), but have not persued that yet.

Thanks for your help.

Cavtrooper088

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VA disability awards will not have any effect on your SSDI benefit. You can recieve both.

I can't say about your Military retirement, hopefully someone thats dealt with it before can help.

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Allan gave you a good answer.

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The only effect on your SS or SSDI will be that your military retirement is taxed (treated as income) - therefore, depending on your total household income (if wife works) it could make some of your SS taxable.

Outside of that it has no effect on your SS or SSDI at all.

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