Deductions

Discussion in 'Surviving Spouse Application' started by llwright, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. llwright

    llwright Newbie

    My mother's net benefits paid in 2015 were $13,042.80. This is before the Medicare B&D are deducted. Her yearly income after those deductions is $11,176.80. My question is will the VA subtract Medicare from the net benefits paid or her yearly income of $11,176.80? Thanks.
     
  2. Kaylin

    Kaylin Hero Member Staff Member

    llwright,

    The VA includes Medicare premiums as an expense. Since the VA look at the total income of the applicant, they will look at the $11,176.80 most likely because, as you said, this is her yearly income after deductions (expenses). I hope that helps. That is the way I am seeing it and how I am guessing the VA will see it based on the information you gave.
     
  3. llwright

    llwright Newbie

    Just want to make sure they deduct medicare premiums from the $11,176.80. I'm trying to get her income to the MAPR.
     

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