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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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CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 Published Dec 2018

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I agree with Tbird about forewarned is forearmed so I signed up for daily e-mails from the CBO.

 

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@broncovet is right these are proposals and that is a long way from law. So it's a good heads up about what is be discussed, but is not written in stone and shouldn't cause you undue worry until something is actually moving through congress.

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WHY does IU always come up on the chopping block?  Don't these people realize that if a veteran has IU, his social security payments are almost nonexistent due to the very fact of the unemployability?  This proposal would affect Vietnam vets more than any others. Let's work together to make sure that these proposals never see the light of day!

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I agree.  Disabled Veterans have it bad enough.  The saying "delay, deny, until they die" makes so much sense.

It is very unfortunate for Veterans.

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On 1/19/2019 at 1:26 PM, marina53 said:

WHY does IU always come up on the chopping block?  Don't these people realize that if a veteran has IU, his social security payments are almost nonexistent due to the very fact of the unemployability?  This proposal would affect Vietnam vets more than any others. Let's work together to make sure that these proposals never see the light of day!

Actually the statement is not entirely correct   " Don't these people realize that if a veteran has IU, his social security payments are almost nonexistent due to the very fact of the unemployability"

Social Security is based  on your lifetime earnings,  if you retired young you social security payments would likely be low, if you retire at an older age , security payment could be  High... The average Social security payment is $1422. in 2019.... my monthly check is considerably higher and I was forced into a second retirement at age 45. 

I don't think  that the proposal would effect more Vietnam Veterans, since most if not all would likely be grandfathered in.

I believe that they could change the rules at anytime for any reason but considering the backlash that politicians would receive , if enacted, it is my opinion it would only affect new awards and then only if the veteran was actually retired long before the request for TDIU...

Example: say a veteran takes a normal retirement at age 67 ( any age really) and then a few  years later request TDIU... it could be denied, because if the veteran is already retired before  he request TDIU,  he is not losing any income,  because compensation is paid to offset lost income, not supplement retirement  it could easily be justified to deny TDIU in cases like this, and then the age question does not even come into play. 

Just like there are special rules for  VA service connected pensions, they can make  special rules for TDIU  eventually some politicians will have take the step to limit TDIU in some way,  its just a matter of time.  

 

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