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If deceased ex husband was receiving 2,200 a month in VA

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If deceased ex husband was receiving 2,200 a month in VA disability benefits would I receive SS survivors benefits of that amount
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.
Social security survival benefits are NOT based on VA benefits - these are different benefits are administrated by different government agencies.If your ex husband received social security benefits and you were married at last 10 years - you might be entitled to survival benefits from the Social Security administration.
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.
.Regarding VA survival benefits - see here Federal law allows states to decide whether disposable retirement pay -- retirement money left over after deductions and disability pay -- is subject to the marital property division in divorce. However, the divorced spouse must have been married to the retired service member for at least 10 years, and for at least 10 years of the service time the military spouse used to qualify for her retirement benefits...I appreciate if you take a moment to rate the answer.Experts are ONLY credited when answers are rated positively.If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.I am here to help you with all tax related issues.