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Veteran Services: Finance Questions

Finances

You're working, and you've got a family that depends on you - both now and down the road. Where do you invest your money? Do you borrow against the equity in your house? Through a preferred provider relationship with USAA, The American Legion can provide expert financial advice to just about any question.

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Financial Questions & Answers

Question:

I receive SSDI and 100 percent VA disability. Do I have to pay taxes? –Michael

Answer:

Probably not if this is your only income. Your VA disability income is not taxable. On the other hand, a portion of your Social Security could be included as income. This would be the case if half of your Social Security, plus income from other sources (not the VA, here we’re talking investment income, dividends, taxable pensions, etc.), exceeds $25,000 (single) or $32,000 (married filing jointly). If you’re not sure, consider visiting a local military installation around tax time to get free advice.