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    #16
    35 years????!!!!! ohforcryingoutLOUD!!!

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      #17
      Originally posted by skippy13
      Should I catch the next boat to Cuba ? Totally just kidding, don't ream me, please.

      It might be mine (Service connected back pay) but I'm not sure till tomorrow. If I have to give it back I will be heartbroken! But till tomorrow, oh the dreams
      Hello Skippy,
      I got a big check years ago to myself as back pay for having been put in for disability after being in the VA Hospital for Physical Rehab. I didn't get any money for a whole year. It came at a good time as I used it for a bid down payment on my first wheelchair van so I didn't have to finance very much so my van payments were quite low compared to what they will be if I ever get another van in place of the one I have now.

      Like you & Quadvet say it might be for your veterans disability pension.
      Hope it is & hope you won't have to give it back. You have to watch things closely when your on a veterans disability pension especially when it's non-service connected as it if affected by any other income that you have coming in. If you make over a certain amount & you don't tell or forget to tell the VA they come after you for the money.

      Take Care !!!

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        #18
        Originally posted by RAFS
        . You have to watch things closely when your on a veterans disability pension especially when it's non-service connected as it if affected by any other income that you have coming in. If you make over a certain amount & you don't tell or forget to tell the VA they come after you for the money.

        Take Care !!!
        Bob,

        I didn't know anyone could collect a non-service related disability pension, has it always been that way? Do you know the thresholds off-hand?

        Dave
        Dave

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          #19
          Yes Dave. There is a non service connected pension that any vet can collect. It is based on extreme poverty and is intended for those who are living on like ssi only. It is intended to bring the recipient up to a certain percentage of the poverty level. The details can be found on the VA website under compensation and pension. Compensation (usually for service connection) and pension (usually non service connection) are two different programs.

          It took me 35 years to finally get my SC disability only because I kept trying to ignore it. I'd get frustrated and then just walk away from it for a while. But my VSO MADE me do it and follow through this time. I only filed this time in december of last year.
          Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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            #20
            Originally posted by skippy13
            Yes Dave. There is a non service connected pension that any vet can collect. It is based on extreme poverty and is intended for those who are living on like ssi only. It is intended to bring the recipient up to a certain percentage of the poverty level. The details can be found on the VA website under compensation and pension. Compensation (usually for service connection) and pension (usually non service connection) are two different programs.

            It took me 35 years to finally get my SC disability only because I kept trying to ignore it. I'd get frustrated and then just walk away from it for a while. But my VSO MADE me do it and follow through this time. I only filed this time in december of last year.
            Wow. Thats good to know. The VA definitely doesn't make the pension well known. Hopefully those in need will read this and get what they deserve!

            Spend yours wisely!!!!

            Dave
            Dave

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              #21
              well, i knew somebody in the service who was on domestic assignment. on off time he got drunk, crashed motorcycle, broke neck. he has full v.a. benefits, they built him a house and bought him a modified van. all i know.

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                #22
                Spend it??? Ha!! My family name is McInturff. We're Scots. We don't spend.


                (I do have my eye on a nice chair, though)
                Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by cass
                  well, i knew somebody in the service who was on domestic assignment. on off time he got drunk, crashed motorcycle, broke neck. he has full v.a. benefits, they built him a house and bought him a modified van. all i know.

                  there's a couple fully SC'd vets on "my" b-ball team and they're always getting hooked up. new chairs every few years. including sports chairs, hand cycles, vehicle help, etc, etc. one lady i know, SC, had the VA buy her a Lasher Sport chair, very nice!

                  It is heartening to know the SC vets are well taken care of, even if the bureaucracy is a nightmare.
                  "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                  "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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