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I receive a monthly VA check from my deceased husband. He

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I receive a monthly VA check from my deceased husband. He died of lung cancer.
Do I have to pay federal taxes on this money?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  SSA.Help4u.168 replied 1 year ago.

In brief, the answer is no, the funds are not taxable. SEE BELOW:

The Survivors Pension benefit, which may also be referred to as Death Pension, is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased Veteran with wartime service.

REFERENCE SOURCE:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/spousepen.asp

Le me know if I can be of further assistance to you regarding this matter.

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