BONUS-FOR THE VETERAN OF THE VETERAN SHARE OF THE DAY
If you’ve ever wondered, “Is a divorced spouse entitled to VA disability benefits,” stay tuned because there’s a simple answer with a more detailed explanation: NO!
How disability payments from the VA can be affected by divorce settlements is best summed up by the United States Supreme Court: While the question is complicated, the answer is not. Disability payments are NOT subject to divorce settlements.
If you are a divorced service member or veteran, there are several circumstances however that could potentially impact the payment of your disability payments, and of course answer the question for you of, is a Divorced Spouse Entitled to VA Disability Benefits?
In this article, we will break down for you what variables, verdicts, and legislation that could impact your disability payments and their availability to your former spouse.
Military personnel are under tremendous amounts of pressure. The stress from long hours, deployments, injuries, and duty puts a great amount of strain on service member marriages. This strain, for some, inevitably leads to divorce.
In fact, according to this study by Princeton University and the RAND corporation, military marriages are more likely to end in divorce after the service member has left the military.
While military service provides many incentives for getting married, unfortunately, life after service for many includes filing for divorce.