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The question is in regards to military Voluntary Separation
The question is in regards ***** ***** Voluntary Separation Incentive. I understand this is considered earned income. We received W-2s, with taxes withheld for federal and state taxes, however, we now… read more
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My ex husband and I divorced in 1995, we were married for 15
My ex husband and I divorced in 1995, we were married for 15 years, in the divorce I was awarded a portion if his VSI pay from the military, he stopped paying me in 2001 and since retired from the mil… read more
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I took the VSI in Sept 1992 after 17 1/2 years as a Major.
I took the VSI in Sept 1992 after 17 1/2 years as a Major. In 2014 I received a VA disability rating of 60%, and found my VSI payment offset by VA payments. Does VSI payments meet CRSP military retire… read more
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Why is VSI being taxed if we have to pay it back with our
Why is VSI being taxed if we have to pay it back with our retired pay. DFAS calls this a debt so just how is it that we have to pay taxes on it like it is ordinary income. … read more
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Mr. Simmons, My name is***** I separated from Army active duty in Dec. 1996
Mr. Simmons, My name is***** I separated from Army active duty in Dec. 1996, with 12.5 yrs service, accepting the VSI opton. I immediately joined the National Guard, and drilled actively until 2007, a… read more
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Hello, I am in the same situation below. Except I will turn
, I am in the same situation below. Except I will turn 60 next July 2015. Has anything changed in this procedure / policy? I received a retirement packet with my points with instructions. I do not hav… read more
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I am a retired LTC and currently received retired pay. It
I am a retired LTC and currently received retired pay. It is offset by 20% VA disability payment plus VSI recoupment. This VSI recoupment varies year but is currently only 10% due to being unemployed … read more
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Re: Division of Marital Property / Future VSI Annual Annuity
Re: Division of Marital Property / Future VSI Annual Annuity Payments Divorced my spouse 2009 in KY. Received and shared with spouse VSI payments since 1992. She died 2011, Estate Executor (her brothe… read more
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P. Simmons
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I took a VSI separation in 1992 after18 years active duty and
I took a VSI separation in 1992 after18 years active duty and subsequently earned enough points for a reserve retirement. I will be age 60 this summer. My VSI runs until 2028. How are overlapping VSI … read more
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I seperated from the AF in 1992 with a VSI. Upon reaching
I seperated from the AF in 1992 with a VSI. Upon reaching age 60 I became elgible for an AF Res. retirement. I understand that I cannot collect both, and my retirement was reduced accordingly. The pro… read more
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My wife took a Voluntary Separation incentive from the USAF
My wife took a Voluntary Separation incentive from the USAF after 17 years. She was to receive an annual stipend until age 75. A few yerars ago, she was declared 100% disabled. Instead of receiving he… read more
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I am a VSI recipient in the IRR who will turn 60 in Dec. I
I am a VSI recipient in the IRR who will turn 60 in Dec. I have been told I have to request to be placed in retirement in order to keep recieving VSI payments and that payments will stop if I'm discha… read more
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I understand that voluntary separation incentive payments are
I understand that voluntary separation incentive payments are reported via W-2 and therefore subject to federal and state taxes, but is the income subject to local "wage" taxes? All the VSI web pages … read more
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I am in process of divorce. My husband is LTC over 26, National
I am in process of divorce. My husband is LTC over 26, National Guard and will stay until 30. I am 90% VA rating--service connected. We have been married 15.5 yrs thus I know I am entitled to a portio… read more
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I am looking for a clarification or legal opinionregarding
I am looking for a clarification or legal opinionregarding Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) recoupment. I separated from the Air Force in August 1992, and have been receiving and continue to recei… read more
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I would like to determine if the % of payback for Voluntary
I would like to determine if the % of payback for Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) can be reduced or modified from the espoused 100%. I am going to apply for Reserve Retired pay having mety the re… read more
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My question concerns VSI recoupment. In short, I retired as
My question concerns VSI recoupment. In short, I retired as an officer from the Navy in 2006, I have been recieving VSI payments from 1992 until present resulting from service in the Air Force. Just y… read more
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In 1992 I accepted a VSI early out. I was told that I must ...
In 1992 I accepted a VSI early out. I was told that I must stay in IRR until I turn 77yrs old. Nothing was ever said about re-enlisting every so often and taking a physical. In 1997 I found out I had … read more
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