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First, the only impact additional benefits could have on your Social Security is under what is called the Windfall Elimination Provision. However, if you have 30 years of work history, this would not apply to any benefits regardless. Do you have 30 years of traditional W-2 wages?
However, I think VA benefits might be exempt, let me check.
Actually, in review of the Windfall Provision, it only applies to disabilities which happen after 1985. As you injury was from the Vietnam war, your disability occurred before 1985 and therefore these benefits are from a disability exempt from the Windfall Provision. Accordingly, you Social Security benefits will not be reduced by any disability award from the VA.
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