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Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report.
It's all legal.
The average payment was about $59,000, but about 2,300 veterans, or 4 percent of the total, received concurrent payments of $100,000 or more, the Government Accountability Office said.
The highest payment was to a veteran who received $208,757 in combined payments in 2013.
originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: TDawgRex
I read this article ...being a disabled vet myself..i don't draw all 3 but I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be able to....they get the pension for honorable service and disability because they are #ed up from that service....as far as social security I agree with the article talking about removing the health insurance part if you make over 13,000...but that doesn't even matter since most vets 50% or higher get full health care through the VA which can be good or bad at times....so go ahead and take that...it wont matter.
The more they go after our vets and heroes the more they are that much closer to cutting out the cancer we call our government...this is one group they don't want to # with.
originally posted by: St Udio
and from what I deduce, most of these triple-dippers are not in a enviable physical condition
they do not spend their time jetting off to Vegas or Hawaii on weekend jaunts, with all that cash
...but let me read this thread and any posts so far
just voicing what I think from reading the article yesterday...before it made it as a ATS thread