The issue is a nationwide problem – although the federal government states that veterans’ disability is not taxable and not available for garnishment or seizure, some states have decided that it is up for grabs in divorce proceedings because the veterans’ family is also affected by service-related injuries and illnesses. The question remains: are veterans’ disability benefits for the veteran alone, or for his or her family as well?
Operation Firing For Effect believes that veterans’ disability benefits should be left out of divorces and alimony negotiations. Recently, the group has organized rallies and raised awareness of the issue – while at the same time helping veterans like Matt Kazatek clarify the current laws.
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by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.