61 Democrats want to eliminate disability benefits for veterans making $170k+ (twitter.com) posted 75 days ago by lsdQ 75 days ago by lsdQ +61 / -0 9 comments share 9 comments share save hide report block hide replies
Veteran Disability is not a benefit under the SSA. It is compensation for injury governed by the contract signed for entering military service. There is a huge difference between the two. In fact, a benefit is taxable. However, compensation as a result of military service is not taxable. Despite the VA providing military benefits, to which there are many, they are not disability compensation. VA benefits are like the icing on the cake. I'm amazed by how many veterans refer to their disability as being 'benefits'. It is NOT a SSA benefit, nor does it fall under Social Security Act...... SSA is a taxable benefit.
To change afterwards the Terms and Conditions of a signed agreement is unlawful. This will not stand.
If Congress wanted to change the Terms and Conditions for all new enlistment contracts, they can certainly do so at the risk of further destroying recruitment goals.
you seem educated enough to entertain a legitimate question.
Was the disability compensation intended to compensate those who became unable to provide for themselves due to service related injuries or was it a life long compensation for surviving a service related injury?
This reminds me of the agent orange and Gulf War syndrome disabilities, to which many of those disabilities developed years after getting out of the service. From this and of this kind of injury, the government has been fighting tooth-and-nail not to recognize these as a service related disability. I don't know where they stand today, but I believe agent orange related disabilities have been begrudgingly accepted as military service related disability. Related to this is your next question. The military has a list of every type of disability qualifying for compensation that they recognize. Say if you are on flight duty and trip over a chalk chain on a flight deck and blew your ACL in your knee. Depending on the degree of injury it qualifies that person for disability compensation. Another example is a service member gets into a car accident and his injury results in a permanent loss of use of his right hand. Depending on whether it was ruled service related, it qualifies for disability compensation. If say the service member was driving impaired and the toxicology report finds he was driving over the legal limit of alcohol, that service member does not qualify for disability compensation. That same individual though can qualify for SSA benefits.
What it comes down to is they know who doesn't vote for them.
That disability was earned by the veteran sacrificing that aspect of his/her health for their country. It is non-negotiable especially since the “free medical care for life” option for veterans was eliminated. Biden and his ilk are constantly demonstrating how veterans lives are nothing to them.
AND it is NONSENSE like this that will END UP BEFORE A FEDERAL COURT...these injuries that are incurred during ANY TYPE OF DUTY WHILE IN THE MILITARY constitute a compensation...
Funny, for years in New Mexico, it's not just the income scale limiting benefits to Vets but also their ASSETS count against it, too.