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posted at August 25, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
Re: social surcerity
posted at August 26, 2013 6:10 PM EDT
First: November 27, 2011
Last: December 6, 2013
In Response to social surcerity:
i apply for my soc.sur in 2012 , for my car accident in 2007 , they said at first i was qualified but cant have it yet, cause they said i couldnt have it cause my husband was getting his VA pension now its a service connected and he gets his s.s. d. checks, they said getting my check would kick it over the some limit for our household ,, i am 60 yrs old now and should have it now, why are they saying we can only have up to 1200 amonth and my check would be over ,, HUH???
Posted by danita11
It took me several reading to figure out what you were trying to say or ask but I THINK I can explain it to you.
These are the fact as I understand your post.
1. It sounds like you are trying to apply for your Social Security Disability as a result of a car accident in 2007.
2. Your husband is currently getting a VA service connected disability check and he has his Social Security Disability Check
3. You are 60 years old
The VA Disability Compensation that your husband is now receiving, most likely has an amount added in for you, his wife or as his disabled wife.
This is what the VA says:
What Is VA Disability Compensation?
Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened
while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans
disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.
Who Is Eligible?
You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were
discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
How Much Does VA Pay?
The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending on how disabled you are.
Note: You may be paid additional amounts, in certain instances, if:
The VA rates your husband's disability as a percentage - it could be 100% or something lower.
Under his Social Security Disability benefit, he may be receiving an added amount for you too.
This is a Social Security Disability web page that will help to explain to you what they are telling you. Just click on it and read the whole page.
Social Security Disability Planner: Family Benefits
I hope this help explain what you are asking.
Re: social surcerity
posted at August 27, 2013 1:11 PM EDT
First: October 22, 2007
Last: December 5, 2013
Thanks GaiL1 for answering her question. Danita, you can also check out AARP's articles on Social Security located at http://www.aarp.org/work/social-security/ which may answer any additional questions you have. We also have a group of AARP members discussing this at http://www.aarp.org/online-community/forums.action/work-retirement_social-security