VA and Social Security Disability

VA and Social Security Disability

Understanding VA and Social Security Disability Programs VA and Social Security Disability are two different programs.   Many Wounded Warriors may wonder if their VA Disability Compensation affects their Social Security Disability Benefits. The answer is no. If you receive VA compensation, it will not affect your Social Security benefits.  Both Social Security and VA pay …

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service death gratuity

Service Death Gratuity

What is the Service Death Gratuity? The Service Death Gratuity is listed as part of Military Compensation on the official website  http://militarypay.defense.gov/Benefits/Death-Gratuity/ The death gratuity program provides for a special tax-free payment of $100,000.  Paid to eligible survivors of members of the Armed Forces, who fall either while on active duty or while serving in …

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Eligible Survivor

Eligible Survivor

Who is Considered an “Eligible Survivor” for the Death Gratuity? In this article, we will detail the qualifications to be classified as an “Eligible Survivor” for the Death Gratuity. In addition, we will list the payment hierarchy for the amount of the death gratuity not covered by a designation. The Office of the Under Secretary …

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Calculating SCAADL Benefits

Calculating SCAADL Benefits

Calculating SCAADL Benefits With A New SCAADL Calculator Calculating SCAADL benefits has become much easier now thanks to Wounded Warriors. TSGLI is only one of the many benefits offered to our Wounded Warriors.  If you are at high risk for personal safety and cannot live independently in the community without caregiver support, you may also …

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TERA Retiree

TERA RETIREE

What is a TERA retiree? The Army has ended the TERA Retiree program. Service members eligible for TERA must have submitted a request through their chain of command. Veterans must have submitted applications by January 15, 2018, for early retirement consideration. The Army terminated the authority to approve TERA on February 28, 2018. TERA Retiree …

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What is SCAADL

What is SCAADL?

What is SCAADL – Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living? What is SCAADL and how to meet the requirements are the topics covered in this post. Also, we provide contact information for specific care consultants.  One of the many benefit programs created for Wounded Warriors is TSGLI.  So if you require a …

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Chapter 61 Retiree

Chapter 61 Retiree

What is a Chapter 61 Retiree? Are you a Chapter 61 retiree? You are if you retired from military service under Chapter 61, Title 10 US Code. The government signed into law The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)  law on January 28, 2008.  The NDAA expanded Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) eligibility.  Now, included in …

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Veterans Group Life Insurance blog

Veterans Group Life Insurance

What is Veterans Group Life Insurance Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is a life insurance program.   VGLI allows Veterans to convert their full-time SGLI coverage to lifetime renewable term insurance. You can retain VGLI for as long as you pay the premiums. VGLI coverage is available in increments of $10,000 up to a maximum of …

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VGLI Eligibility

Veterans Group Life Insurance Eligibility

Veterans Group Life Insurance Eligibility And Rates This article covers the different requirements for Veterans Group Life Insurance Eligibility. Are you one of the following?  If so, you are eligible and can apply for VGLI: Servicemember being released from active duty who was covered by SGLI, OR Servicemember separating, retiring, or being released from an …

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