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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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Dependant Disability Pay And Retroactive Pay?


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Within the last year my disability rating was increased to 40%. Of course this amount allows dependents to be considered in the payment amount. After getting notice of the rate increase, I applied to be compensated for the new monthly amount with dependents. Its been about nine months and I haven't heard anything. I was married and had my family while I was on active duty. My main question is .... if the decision is made for recognize my dependents, will I receive any back pay for the dependents? Thank you very much for your help!

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Nope...can't persuade me that it's a savings in any way, shape or form. Been waiting on a LARGE retro check from the VA since October 2012...other vets have waited longer than I. If we owe somebody $$

yes you will. Let me explain why the dependency claims are taking a long time. Most VARO's have taken the employees that handled dependency actions and moved them to work on the back log of claims. Mo

It took me 8 months to get my daughter on for college, and I got paid back to the date she started college. I got that retro deposit mid month and not with my normal deposit. Hamslice

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I feel ya. I guess I look at it as there's nothing you can do but in this rare case atleaste you KNOW the money is coming at some point.

But mine was only 100 a month for my college daughter. I could imagine waiting on a claim for a wife and three kids under 18 plus another college child were I should be getting an extra 400 a month now for them but instead have to wait 13 months.

For some that 400 a month is the difference in survival. I see were your coming from

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If anyone can provide additional information or advice I would appreciate it. My son graduated high school age 20 in 2013. In 2011 he was dropped without notice. I put in a claim May 2011 and it was approved March 2013 however, they withheld all my back pay since I am 50% and receive concurrent receipt. I have verified with the Navy Finance Center the VA received their audit with what the VA owes me. They accomplished this within one month. Even though the VA has all the information they will not release the funds because Indianapolis Regional Office says they are to backlogged. They can't even tell me when the funds will be released.

Now, my son is in college still living at home and I had submit another dependency claim so, here I go again and 2011 has yet to be completely resolved. What do I do? Help PLEASE!

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I am looking for any suggestions on how to speed up my review for dependency. I submitted my marriage license in Feb 2013. I resubmitted it on line in Feb 2014. I've called VA, and even contacted my congressional rep. I am in San Antonio. One would think I could just make a quick appointment or make a call. Advice?

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