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Veterans Benefits
A Law Against ‘Double Dipping’ Is Forcing Disabled Vets To Pay Back Separation Benefits
Disabled military veterans who are required to repay separation benefits are left with few options and see little action coming from Capitol Hill.
Mike Fenney, an Army veteran from Ridgewood, center, salutes as local military mothers and veterans lay wreaths in Veterans Memorial Park in Mahwah, N.J., as part of a national program honoring those who have served and continue to do so, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.
Vets Who Accept Separation Pay Can’t Receive VA Compensation
Under federal law, until veterans pay back their involuntary separation pay, they can have their VA disability compensation withheld.