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Re: Big goals or big dreams?
Yea military disibility is a very protected thing. Not only can you work and still receive it but you could also claim social security disability if you qualify and your military disibility is one of the very few ways to make money that does not reduce your social security amount. I don't currently claim S.S.D because I do consulting work that earns me almost 6 figures a year but when I do decide to "retire" I do qualify and will need to decide at that time if I feel the need to apply for and receive that money as well. In fact millitary disibility is so protected even if the IRS sues me and seizes all of my assets they can not touch my millitary disibility check, its not counted for child support(I have no kids so) or alimony, or anything at all. Oh yea and I don't get taxed on it either. But trust me I would trade it all to take back the reasons I am receiving it. It took me a long time to even apply because I wrongly felt shame about it, but was finly made to realize I did earn it and it is compensation for what I did/risked/lost. And this is something I would imagine most vetrans struggle with and that's why it is very wrong for you to verbalized your thoughts on such a thing. Please in the future before you question a vetran on weather they are frosulantly receiving benefits take into consideration what they could have potentially lost in order to earn it and ask yourself if it's really worth asking them about it to put your
mind at ease about paying your taxes.