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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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Sorry if this is a basic question ....

Just had my first C&P, I must say the people at McGuire were very nice and I though the Doc was great.

But when I went to check in...I was told I needed to fill out a 10-10EZ after my exam. Registration was closing after my exam so they just gave me a hard copy to fill out and fax back.

I figured it would be online..and it is. Issue and my question is, it wants my wifes SSN. Ok shes not American and doesn't have one. Website wont let me skip the SSN...so I'll have to hand jam it and fax it.

So question...anyone file the 10-10EZ as married who has a foreign spouse sans SSN? If this going to be a problem? If I get anything...it wont be over 10% ... so I don't see the need for spouse and family info at this point.

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The 10-10ez is an application for HEALTH benefits..not compensation.  While your health benefits is important, to apply for compensation you need 526 Ez.  

You are probably going to find out your spouse "not having" a SSN is going to be a problem both short and long term for multiple reasons.   She should likely get one.  Its not hard.  

If she is not a US citizen, it used to be she would become one, by virtue of your marriage to her.  (I dont know if that still applies).  Or, if necessary, she should apply for citizenship.  

 

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2 hours ago, Al329 said:

shes not American and doesn't have one

Your spouse does not need to be a USC (US Citizen) to get a SS card, she does need to be in the US in a legal immigration status that allows her to have a SS. Examples would be a green card. If she is here on a K-1 visa you will need to file for a green card (I-551). I tried to get a SS card for my wife right after we married, we waited 3 hours at the SS office to be told she can't have one just because we were married (which I should have known). But as soon as she had her employment authorization card (this is part of the green card packet) she was able to get a SS card. For most spouses of a USC they need to have their green card three years before they can apply for citizenship. There are exceptions such as active duty military serving aboard then their citizenship will be expedited.

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"Putting off" becoming a US citizen is not a good idea.  There are many benefits to being a US citizen, ones that many/most of us take for granted as we have always been one.  

Just check and see how many people "want" to become citizens and see how many people actually regret becoming a citizen.  I think you will find the "want to be a citizen" outnumber those who regret being a citizen by 100 to one.  

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11 minutes ago, broncovet said:

"Putting off" becoming a US citizen is not a good idea.

I agree. I always tell people with green cards to become a citizen as soon as possible. A lot of perks being a citizen, for one thing you can't be deported for making a mistake, even small mistakes.

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I agree fully with broncovet and paulstrgn.  If you are a citizen you have rights.  If you are not a citizen and get into trouble it could turn out bad for you, like deportation.

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