Jump to content


  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • 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
     
  • 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

  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

Advertise Here contact us

  • 0

disabled vets are more in need than active mil


Question

where do i join a forum based on facts? facts as like veterans who became disabled due to service deserve more than active military who get paid more. stores the government and society is having a hard time seeing my point.  SO MANY PLACES GIVE UP TO 50% TO ACTIVE DUTY OR FREE LOANS.... THEY HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY WHY ARE THEY GETTING BUT VETS NOT?? a current mil E1 gets $3500 a month free education for spouse and children free plus free medical with tri care.... a vet 100 percent disabled gets 3500 without anything else.... NOTHING......GET HURT YOU GET MONEY BUT NOTHING ELSE.....

Edited by paulcolrain
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Answers 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • Moderator

Well, yes.  I noticed there are a lot of benefits for "active duty", and less for 100 percent Vets.  However, sometimes the opposite is true, tho.  For example, we dont have to pay taxes (federal income tax) on our disabiiity payments, while active duty have to pay federal income tax.  This is a big deal, a very big deal.  

Also, we can collect Social Security disability, while active duty can not.  However, I agree with you.  For example, how many "active duty" troops are homeless, while many Vets are homeless.  There should not be any such thing as a homeless Vet.  Most "homeless Vets" are homeless for TWO reasons:

1.  The are waiting for VA compensation, which can take decades of appeals.  Or, it may never come.  

2.  The are on drugs or alcohol.  Or, of course, both of these.  

Addictions are a whole seperate problem.  But, some years ago a well known professor advised vA to "just pay" the  Veteran claimants who apply (and not make them wait for VA's long claim process).  She reasoned that "most of the claimants EVENTUALLY win their benefits anyway, and would not need to be homeless in the interim.  She pointed out IRS pays tax refunds in a few days or weeks, and then later on determines if the tax form was way off and they dont deserve the refund.  (The IRS does check their math..that isnt too hard and takes a computer seconds to do.) . 

Of course, if there is a problem with your tax return, the IRS comes after you..and they know where to find you!!!  Vets compensation could also be paid right away, and virtually elimante homeless Vets waiting on benefits.  

I say her plan has another benfit:  Veteran suicide.  Severe economic problems, such as not being able to feed your family, getting evicted etc. are a big contributor to Veteran suicide.  It should not be so.  There is no doubt in my mind that there are Vet suicides because of VA's inefficeincy...we just dont know how many.  

I had a home and a family when I first applied for benefits.  VA made sure I didnt have either by the time I got the money.  Its really hard to get a woman to stick around when you are broke and homeless.  And, its really hard to keep your home, if you have no income and the VA takes 4 years to start your compensation, like they did for me.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
  • Patron
5 hours ago, paulcolrain said:

where do i join a forum based on facts? facts as like veterans who became disabled due to service deserve more than active military who get paid more. stores the government and society is having a hard time seeing my point.  SO MANY PLACES GIVE UP TO 50% TO ACTIVE DUTY OR FREE LOANS.... THEY HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY WHY ARE THEY GETTING BUT VETS NOT?? a current mil E1 gets $3500 a month free education for spouse and children free plus free medical with tri care.... a vet 100 percent disabled gets 3500 without anything else.... NOTHING......GET HURT YOU GET MONEY BUT NOTHING ELSE.....

I miss active duty sometimes, but mostly the camaraderie. 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Sorry you are frustrated bud, I live in a small area, and most places dont even give a military discount, in fact some even laugh it off. As far as $3500 a month that is not correct. My nephew just got out of Army Boot camp and he brings home $1625 a month.  Not quite a lot for the hard job he has. As stated above we can collect multiple forms of Disability, while I was Active and Sick, only got my regular pay. My State has Free college for Spouse and Children of 100% Disabled Vets, and I dont pay property taxes on my home either, which is a big savings. So you really cant blame the Military for the Local and State benefits. I did 3 Long Deployments and believe me, no amount of money was enough for me to get so injured and sick, and come home Medically Retired at 31. Its really easy to hate the Military, VA or the Govt on our bad days, believe me I do most days. Then I just try to be grateful that I am alive, lost alot of friends, and I still have my wife and kids. You have all the right to Vent my friend.  Thats what Hadit Forum is for. I truly wish you the best. Good luck and God Bless!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Finally heard back that I received my 100% Overall rating and a 100% PTSD rating Following my long appeal process!

      My question is this, given the fact that my appeal was on the advanced docket and is an “Expedited” appeal, what happens now and how long(ish) is the process from here on out with retro and so forth? I’ve read a million things but nothing with an expedited appeal status.

      Anyone deal with this situation before? My jump is from 50 to 100 over the course of 2 years if that helps some. I only am asking because as happy as I am, I would be much happier to pay some of these bills off!
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • I told reviewer that I had a bad C&P, and that all I wanted was a fair shake, and she even said, that was what she was all ready viewed for herself. The first C&P don't even  reflect my Treatment in the VA PTSD clinic. In my new C&P I was only asked about symptoms, seeing shit, rituals, nightmares, paying bills and about childhood, but didn't ask about details of it. Just about twenty question, and  nothing about stressor,
    • This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.

      VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide 2 Final Corrected 20180719.pdf
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 7 replies
    • I don’t say thank you enough to all of you...
      You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.

      Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.

      You all made that possible. Thank you.
        • Like
      • 8 replies
    • Help HadIt.com stay online buy a subscription
      If you can afford it and want to help hadit.com consider buying a subscription this gives you as free viewing of the site and allows me to budget in subscription payments.
       

      You can try it for 1 month for $5 or get a monthly subscription or a yearly subscription.

      Subscribe here https://community.hadit.com/subscriptions/
        • Like
      • 6 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines