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Q30:  I was awarded 30% disability a few years ago under duress. I need to know how I can stop the amount apprx $400. Month? How do I have my retiree pension restored of the same amount? I was not informed that this switch would occur. I do not want anything to do with the VA.  

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A1:   Unfortunately, you have no choice in the matter. According to law, unless you are awarded 50% or higher disability, the amount is deducted from your retirement. Once you reach 50% you will get your full retirement check and the 50% disability check.  (AP)  3/2/18


A2:   Perhaps you should reconsider. You'll pay income tax on your pension but disability payments are tax-free.  (AD)  3/3/18