social security benefits question??

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  1. Niland

    Niland PEB Forum Veteran

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    So VA gave me 90% VA . I was told that I can get social security benefits. My question is if I get social security benefits can I still work?
     
  2. NDBravehart84

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    You can earn up to about $970.00 a month, "I think" it's on their web site..... ;)
    Did you get anything from DOD?
     
  3. Niland

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    I got 30% DOD and 90% VA.
     
  4. pittpan2005

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    There is also a trial work period (9months) where you can attempt to work and no income restrictions. It's a way to test the waters and see if you are capable of working. Social Security and the VA have vocational rehab programs available.
     
  5. NDBravehart84

    NDBravehart84 PEB Forum Veteran

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    Any CRSC or CDRP qualifiers?
     
  6. Niland

    Niland PEB Forum Veteran

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    Do they go off the VA rating or do they do an exam themselves ?
     
  7. pittpan2005

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    Sometimes SS will order their own exams, other times they just go off your medical records and don't need anymore exams.
     
  8. TSgt Twitch

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    Are you conditions fitting enough for IU? at 90% i would believe you should be close to individually unemployable depending.
     
  9. Niland

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    I'm not sure. But i'd like to still work ! i think i'd go crazy sitting at home.
     
  10. NDBravehart84

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    I would too Niland; thats why I volunteer as a full time Veterans Addvocate,
    I volunteer with the American Red Cross and I volunteer with my Church.

    It may not be for everybody... but it gets my service dog and I out of the house
    and gives me the feeling of self worth. I also travel a lot. :cool:
     
  11. Niland

    Niland PEB Forum Veteran

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    I have 3 kids i need to make more than they are giving me for retierment!!
     
  12. NDBravehart84

    NDBravehart84 PEB Forum Veteran

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    I didn't know... I thought we were talking about going crazy if you sat at home........ GOOD LUCK!!! :confused:
     
  13. TSgt Twitch

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    Not sure anyone ever answered your question, you may be eligible for SSDI ( NOT SSI) but if you are you cannot work gainful employment long explanation short means you cannot make over the poverty line at a part time less than 32hr a week job.
     
  14. Niland

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    Thanks TSgt Twitch thats what i was looking for . By any chance do you know what the max income you can make and be on SSDI?
     
  15. nwlivewire

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    It's on the SSDI SSA website. It's somewhere around 1,000 per month GROSS - before taxes.
     
  16. VAJumper

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    Don't stay at home and do nothing. Get involved with your local veteran groups like WWP, VFW, DAV, American Legion. They pay the way for most activities including travel to many destinations across the US. It's great fellowship and you end up helping other veterans who are going through the process like you did.
     
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  17. Niland

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    NICE .. Ill have to look in to those!! Thanks for the info..
     

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