Should Vets Get VA benefits and Social Security Disability?

Vets’ Commission Chair, General Terry Scott wants to study if vets should get VA disability and Social Security disability at the same time, with the aim of reducing benefits. Currently a vet is eligible for both.

Larry Scott notes: The next step in dismantling veterans’ benefits could be a payment reduction, known as an offset, for veterans receiving disability compensation and Social Security.

The Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission (VDBC) was established by Public Law 108-136 and signed into being by President Bush in November 2003. The VDBC’s charter states they are to study “whether a veteran’s disability or death should be compensated” and at what level if any.

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