Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0

VA & SSA Question



  • Moderator

I got a letter from the reginiol office about  where they prepose to reduce my benefits due to my wife passing Oct 6th 21

I recieved  (Regionall Office) letter from the Redional Office Director and mention my spouse had passed away Qct 6th 2021 And sent his condolances 

the letter goes on to mention

''We propose to change your benefits effective Nov 1 2021 because you are no longer  eligible to recieve additional benefits  from your (spouse).'' <her Name.

''WE are making this change  because your current award Includes an additional dependent benefit's  This may Include  the termination  of benefit's, If the dependent was in Receipt of Social Security Death Benefits   then a one time  Social Security  benefit of 255.00 will be counted for one year following the dependents passing.''.

anybody Know what that means? 255.00 ?? one time  will be counted for one year following the dependent passing????


I did Report her death to my reginiol office IN Oct  around the Oct 10th I belive ,   anyway I wrote them and appeal the wife recuction in benefits   which I know will be denied, at the time I was worried about what to do wth all her income gone, in this letter they mention I could Appeal the dependent reduction and I will keep getting full benefits until the appeal is denied or approved   I did this to keep the  full  $$ coming in   and it has,  and the raise we got with COLA, I sent the letter with return reciept (green card)  they show to have sign for it on 0ct 20 2021...I have not heard a word from them  and I am still getting full benefits.  other than the first letter   propose to reduce my dependent benefit's.

   Today I sent them another letter asking them to take away my wife benefits and let me know what I will be getting after her reduction. (with green card)

SSA office will not contact me back either  on a letter I sent them asking if I am entitled to any of my late wife SS Disability  or when she turned 65 they mention it was SSA Penison  or regular retirement  they diidn't make that clear.

it could be SSDI still  I don't know for sure?  never paid that much attention to her SS $$

In my letter today I ask them to make the reduction and  because I do not want to have to pay the VA Back  with over payment for the VA Mistake.

I await their responce.

I just don't won't to have to pay back a couple thousand bucks because they didn't take her benefits away and keep paying them.  it most likley won't be that much She died Oct 6th 21  I let them know Oct 10 th they got it Oct 20th 21

so Nov AND Decmeber  and Jan 22.  so I guess 3 montlhy dependents benefits   and to included her A&A she just got a 3 months before her death.  so what ever the dependent pay is and that 160.00  I will need to pay back.


I  apolgize for not being on hadit I just been keeping busy  doing things with my church and finish redoing the kitchen the wife had going before she got so sick  I have it all compleated (well not actually me but  the contractors  ect,,ect,,, except the Living room she wanted the carpet ripped up and hard wood floors put down..that is the only thing I like

..I did sell her car back to the Toyota Dealership we got it from,  we owed 31.000.00 on it they gave me 32.000.00  but I got rid of the payments.  I also sold my Truck and got a used RX 350 Lexus  which runs like a new one   I have payments on it too but there like 235.00 month.  my truck transmission started acteing up so I got rid of it traded it in on the LEXUS   WHICH THEY GAVE ME A HIGHER TRADE IN PRICE THAN KBB offer.

I kept busy these last couple months  but I know I am depreessed,  I do the VIRTUAL MEETINGS with my VA L.C. SOCIAL  WORKER THERAPIST  SHE IS WORRIED ABOUT ME   BUT I TELL HER I KEEP ON HANGING IN THERE.

WORKING Christmas things with the Church  but Christmas is Gone and I Hit Reality again.

its tough at night time during the day is just now becaome another day gone...I am counting my days of my passing. whic we never know when that will happen.  but I do think about it alot lately.

Blessings to you all 



  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • HadIt.com Elder

"Do we pay death benefits?

A one-time lump-sum death payment of $255 can be paid to the surviving spouse if they were living with the deceased. If living apart, they were receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased’s record."




Explains it here Buck,



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • Moderator

Thanks Hamslice

The only thing I can't SS to return my calls  and during this covid 19 and the different variants  spreading  DELTA - SAR-CONV-2 And the latest  OMICRON they only take appointments to come to their offices...and you have to have  appoinment to go.

I been trying to contact them since Oct 10th,I did finally get to talk to some one in Kansas city,SSA Office,he said he would call my local SSA Office and have them to contact me to set up appointment,

I am still waited for that call to make my appointment.

This covid-19 sure has things screwed up in this world.

I Apprecaite ya Hamslice 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Bored? I get bored a lot. Can't work anymore, fall too much. They want me in a wheel chair, but I told them I would keep walking until I literally can't anymore.
Have you applied for the Independent Living Program through CH31 before? Maybe set up a wood shop or get a nice camera and go out to national parks and get pictures worth framing...lots of options.

Link to comment
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.

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

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Our picks

  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • How to get your questions answered...


    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
    2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

    Leading to:

    Post clear questions and then give background info on them.


    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.


    Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

    This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • 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

  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines