Can a totally disabled, service connected Veteran receive Social Security benefits and Veteran’ Benefits?

Yes. However, the Social Security benefit is countable income towards the VA pension IVAP (IVAP is the income for VA purposes, which is total household gross income minus (total household UME minus 5% of what the MAPR for base pension would be, given the status of the claimant; i.e. single vet, married vet, surviving spouse.  

However, a claimant can have both Social Security and VA if the annual IVAP is less than the maximum annual pension rate (MAPR).  

A claimant can also have SS and VA service connected compensation or DID.

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