Can 100% Disabled Veteran Work?by Michael Patrick Brewer on Oct. 18, 2013, under Veterans Benefits
As a result of the number of 100% Permanent and Total ratings there are occuring,I am frequently asked about an earnings cap. Here is the simple answer.
Can I Work?
Veterans who are in receipt of Individual Unemployability benefits may work as long as it is not considered substantially gainful employment. The employment must be considered marginal employment.
- Substantially gainful employment is defined as employment at which non-disabled individuals earn their livelihood with earnings comparable to the particular occupation in the community where the veteran resides.
- Marginal employment is generally deemed to exist when a veteran’s earned income does not exceed the amount established by the U.S. Census Bureau as the poverty level for the veteran only. For more information on the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds, see http://www.census.gov/hhe…ut/overview/measure.html