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I am in Chapter 13. I recently received Vetertans Compensation

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I am in Chapter 13...
I am in Chapter 13. I recently received Vetertan's Compensation This included a substantial retroactive payment. Do I have to give any of this to Bankruptcy?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Bankruptcy Law
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Bankruptcy Lawyer: cfortunato, Attorney replied 6 years ago
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Hi JACustomer,

What is the compensation for?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
It is disability for service connected conditions.
Bankruptcy Lawyer: cfortunato, Attorney replied 6 years ago
Were those conditions based your being the "victim of a war crime, crime against humanity, or as a victim of international or domestic terrorism"?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
No they were for service connected disabilities
Bankruptcy Lawyer: cfortunato, Attorney replied 6 years ago
Were you hurt while serving in the armed forces? How were you hurt or disabled?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
It was for illness caused by exposure to Agent Orange.
Bankruptcy Lawyer: cfortunato, Attorney replied 6 years ago

That was a "crime against humanity". Compensation in the form of income based on this is exempt from the Bankrutpcy court.

In other words, the Bankruptcy court cannot take your retroactive compensation money.

 

I think this is what you wanted to know. If not, please let me know.
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