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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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Does anyone have any info on va disability buyout companies or places that loan disabled veterans small loans? Already tried bank and credit unions and they wont reconize my va disability as income.

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Well my compensation is thought of or recognized as INCOME its how we live...its just tax free. 

Any banker should realize that and its study income we get it the rest of our lives , now I am bases my opinion on what I get and being 100% with P&T

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you cannot sell your remaining disability like you can with some settlements, i believe its illegal when it comes to va disability compensation. your compensation should count as income though it has for all the things i've done. perhaps check out your local veterans center and see if they can refer you to someone who can help.

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Something is amiss here.  With my disability income from VA, I can go to any car dealer, pick a car out that I want, sign my name (no money) and drive it home.  Yes, I did that, and more than once.  So have others.   Of course it depends on your credit score.  If you have poor credit, then no, you can not borrow money, but that is independent of whether or not you get VA compensation.  

If a bank or credit union denies you credit, they have to send you a letter.  With that letter you can pull a credit score.  Or, you can sign up at a place like Credit Karma and get a credit score for free.  I recommend you do just that.  

Now, if, as Tbird suggested you are trying to "sell" your VA benefits to a place like JG Wentworth that buys monthly settlements for cash, then That may not be permitted by law.    

 

Did you know you can get social security disability and also VA disability?  Some people dont know that, so, if you dont apply for social security, they wont send it to you!  

I suggest the most likely thing going on here is you need to better manage your finances if you can not make it to the end of the month.  It could involve doing things you dont want to do, too.  Typical money "drains" are things like living in too expensive of an area, paying too much for housing or car payments, and sometimes, forking out too much for pets.  Of course, the "big 2" mean you will likely never be able to fix your income issues:  Drugs or Alcohol.  Of course, Im not accusing you of these issues, I mention them because I have spoken with others who have issues with them.  (I get offended when the VA asks me over and over and over if I have an alcohol or substance abuse; I always tell them no, and they ask me again and again and again.  Its like they assume because Im a Vet, I must have alcohol or drug abuse.  Its not true.  Yes, many do have these issues, I am not one of them, and you probably are not either.  

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People buy houses with only their VA compensation or SSDI as income or both, so this is absolutely not true.  Of course you do need to have the needed credit score and debt/income ratio to be approved for loans, etc. 

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