Veterans Benefits

How Would My Getting A Portion Of My Ex's Military Retirement Affect What I Receive From Social Security?

Dear Larry, My DOB is 12/54. My understanding is that I can collect Full benefits at 66. I can collect partial at age 65...but with limits on earned income. I am divorced and will be able to collect spousal benefits at some point ..Per the divorce I receive a portion of his military retirement. How will this effect what I receive from social security?

Hi,

Nothing that you get from the military or VA would have any impact on either your own Social Security retirement benefits or divorced spousal benefits.

If I Draw SS On A Deceased Former Husband Can I Also Get VA Benefits From A Second Deceased Husband?

If I draw SS from formers deceased husband can I also get VA benefits DIC from second husband VA whom is deceased

Hi,

I don't know about VA benefits because my expertise is limited to Social Security benefits. All I can tell you for sure is that if you do receive VA benefits, it would not have any effect on your Social Security survivor benefits.

Best, Jerry

Can I Receive VA Benefits?

I already receive my social security. I just want to know if I get VA benefits even though he didn't retire from the military. But he died as a results of his injuries while in the military. He passed away in 2013. Do I receive VA benefits?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Unfortunately, my only area of expertise is Social Security, so I'm unable to answer questions about VA benefits. I can only tell you that if you do qualify for VA benefits it will have no effect on your Social Security benefits.

Best, Jerry

Is It True That DIC Benefits From The VA Have No Impact On SS Benefits?

My late husband was a veteran and had a 100% service -connected disability. When he passed away last year I applied for and am currently receiving DIC benefits (dependency indemnity compensation) from the Veterans Administration. I am currently receiving approx. $1285 in DIC. This is NOT income based and it is NOT taxable income. I am currently 58 and plan to apply for SS survivor benefits at age 60. My understanding is that DIC benefits have no impact on SS benefits in any way. Is this true? Thank you!

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

If The VA Rates My Husband Unemployable Should We Check With SS To See If He Can Receive More?

77 year old veteran husband became 100% perm unemployable with VA several years ago should we check with his SS to receive more ? He was injured in navy and has seizures TBI and PTSD

Hi,

Disabling impairments and VA ratings would have no effect on Social Security benefit rates once a person reaches full retirement age (FRA). So, if your husband is now age 77 nothing that you mentioned in your question would change his Social Security benefit amount.

Can My Mother File For Her Own Social Security Instead Of Widow's Benefits?

After reading some of the topics on here I realize I have ANOTHER question.
My Father passed at age 60. My Mother collected his SS Benefit. She is now 88yo and needs to move into Assisted Living Facility.
I was told she could receive a Veterans Widow Aid and Attendant Benefit for her living expenses but would forfeit my Father's monthly SS payment.
My question is If she forfeits his monthly Social Security payment can she file for her own Social Security Benefit since she never filed on her own?

Can I Continue To Receive VA Benefits And Get Social Security?

My husband was 100% va disability when he passed away 25 years ago and I do receive widows benefits, but my question is I am about to turn 60 and I want to know if I can continue to receive va benefits and social security from the years I have worked?

Hi,

Your VA benefits won't affect your Social Security benefits, but I'm not an expert on VA benefits so I don't know how or if your Social Security entitlement will impact your VA benefits.

What Should Show Up On My Social Security Statement?

Jerry,

On February 26th you responded to Frank who had a question about deemed military wages, and stated you had never seen a case in which the deemed wages were not used by the SSA in calculating benefits.

In my case I served in the Navy from 1966 to 1971. If I understand the SSA handbook and literature correctly, for this period $300 is added to any wages earned in any calendar quarter while on active duty or on active duty for training (this is what AnyPIA does).