Social Security disability and VA benefits


Q: I am a Vietnam vet and receive disability payments from the VA based on the illnesses caused by Agent Orange. I was rated at 50 percent. I was in the Army for three years. I also plan to apply for Social Security disability due to other disabilities that are not service related. Will my benefits from the VA be reduced because I do this?

A: No.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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