Good afternoon David,
I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
Fortunately, inheriting money or receiving money as a gift does not have any effect on your continuing eligibility for social security disability (SSDI).
Likewise, the only kind of income that will cause you problems with SSDI eligibility is income that you earn from work. If you take assets that you already own---such as an inheritance---and invest that money in something like the stock market or a rental property, then all the income from that investment is deemed passive income, because you are not working to earn the income. And so you investment income is all passive income and again, will not effect your SSDI benefits in any wat what-so-ever.
Your VA benefits will not be effected by passive income either. You are good to go my friend.
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.
I hope that I have been able to fully answer your question. As I am not an employee of JustAnswer, please be so kind as to rate my service to you. That is the only way I am compensated for assisting you. Thank you in advance.
I wish you and yours the best in 2016,