Jump to content
  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

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

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  •  ad-free-subscription-002.jpeg     fund-the-site.jpg

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • 0
JA852

Got an award but now VA want to recoup funds!

Question

I recently received a letter in the mail awarding me with a 50% rating. The very next day, I received another letter saying the VA would recoup all of the award money to pay the $30,000 severance pay I received upon separation from the service. There seems to be no way around this. Now , this is my question. I received $30,000 and was taxed probably around $6000, so I only received $24,000. The VA wants $30,000 and my DAV rep says it is unchangeable due to the timeframe. Is there a  way I can file with the IRS to  have the $6000 returned to me?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I don't think so because the severance pay is taxable income

your compensation pay is non taxable

 so they adjust the $ that you recieved when you got  the 50%  if that was 30 thousand minus 6 thousand they want to recoup their $$$  I think because you were paid the 30$$ earlier.

However you should only have to pay back the 24 grand and not the 30 grand  if all you got was 24 grand

But I am not 100% sure on this  just my racking bent brain opinion

Some of the elder member's can chime in on this to save my butt. eh! 

Edited by Buck52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

  • 0

Go to: M21-1mr iii _v_4_secb--it is on page 24. I dont have time copy and paste it all here...

or google Recoupment of Separation Benefits VA

[DOC]Recoupment of Separation Benefits (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

www.benefits.va.gov/.../m21-1mr iii_v_4_secb

if you add hadit.com to the google search , discussions here should pop up.

 

 
Edited by Berta

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

For Exceptions to this issue see the policies governing this

at MR-21-MR Part III Sub-part v.b.6.d

just google it  read all the policies in this issue.

Its somewhat complicated.  good Luck 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • So I've been in a basic power chair (Q6 Edge) since 2015. Late 2016 was also fitted for a TiLite TRA manual (also keeping powerchair). 2017 was approved by Tampa VA for clothing allowance for lower. 

       

      Moved to Battle Creek VA late 2017. Since then was issued new basic powerchair (Quickie P222-SE) to replace broken Q6. Still use TiLite also now can lightly ambulate with Forearm crutches.

      Use crutches 50%, and both chairs 25% each.

      Was approved for 1 clothing allowance this year for forearms crutches for upper.

       

      Was denied 2nd for chair/lower that was awarded last year because Chief Prosthetic states "powerchair takes precedence, you were issued that so you are to use only the powerchair".

      Also powerchair has gap between seat and leg mounts where clothes do get caught and tear. Clinician was I'll put it back in but"power chairs dont get clothing allowances", and "any review or appeal will only come back to me"

      I was approved for powerchair/custom manual combo clothing allowance last year; How do I word an appeal for the lower clothing allowance this year?

      My local DAV rep at the VA has no clue on how to handle this.

       
      • 0 replies
    • Thank you.  I’m not exactly sure of how I will file it.  If it is secondary to TBI, would it be pyramiding?
    • I understand what you are saying. Does it sometimes take awhile to update the VA letters and disabilities info online after it closes.....in my case on a Saturday ? Some on other posts on here says no and some say yes so I'm just curious about the inconsistency regarding that if it is yes and no.
    • I understand what you are saying. Does it sometimes take awhile to update the VA letters and disabilities info online after it closes.....in my case on a Saturday ? Some on other posts on here says no and some say yes so I'm just curious about the inconsistency regarding that if it is yes and no.
    • Disability Calculator: Veterans Compensation Rate Calculator
      Disability Calculator: Veterans Compensation Rate Calculator

      10 + 50 = 50 and other VA math mysteries explained.

      VA Math It’s Not Your Mother’s Arithmetic “VA Math” is the way that the VA computes combined impairment ratings for multiple conditions in a Veteran’s compensation benefits claim – and it requires that you unlearn real math. When a Veteran has multiple medical conditions that are service connected, and the Veterans Affairs rates each at a different percentage, it would seem that they should just add up your percentages to get to a total body impairment rating. Continue Reading

      Use our Ratings Calculator to add your percentages
      • 0 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines