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Does the IRS Treat VA Disability Benefits as Taxable Income?

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The IRS and VA Disability Benefits

The IRS and VA Disability Benefits

VA disability benefits that you receive from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should not be included in your gross income. That’s the word from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the federal government’s tax collection agency.

Disabled veterans should also note that the IRS considers some grants and pension payments as disability income. In addition to disability compensation from the VA, exemptions may include financial benefits under a dependent-care assisted living plan.

Disability income can also include grants for specially-design homes and motorized vehicles.  Visit the IRS website for more information, and check with your accountant or tax preparation specialist before filing your next tax return with VA disability benefits.

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Christopher "Patches" Norton is a Retired 20 year United States Air Force Master Sergeant. Chris also served 5.5 years as the Lead Loadmaster on the Super Guppy Transport at NASA Johnson Space Center. Chris was Disability Retired from NASA in 2012 following an injury on a Super Guppy mission. As a Veteran, Chris turned to the Veterans Administration medical system for assistance and this is where this story really begins. What Chris seen at the Houston, TX VA Hospital left him with an urgent feeling and need to give back. But just as the Bible says, it's better to teach a man to fish than give him one. Chris searched and found the Empower Network and saw how he could bring help to 100's, 1000's and even tens of 1,000's in a powerful way. Although all of us have different challenges, Chris saw believes the Empower Network WILL work for anyone... and CLICKING RIGHT HERE is how it starts!!!

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