thought I was done :(

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by squarah, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. squarah

    squarah Newbie

    I thought I had finally finished my moms application but I was going over it one more time and I think I may be missing something big. I was using the Step by Step Guide to VA Improved Pension instructions that I downloaded from this site. In section IX question 40a (where you claim expenses) there is note that says that Medicare Deduction should be listed first. I have no idea what my moms medicare deduction is. Where would I look for that? It doesn't seem to be part of the rest of the financial info I have gathered? Any tips on where I would find this? Thanks so much!
  2. caregiverx2

    caregiverx2 Newbie

    You probably already have it. It's noted on the Social Security award letter that your required to submit.
    Award letter will show gross & medicare deduction = monthly check.
    You must show SS as gross income & medicare as expense.
    Good luck
  3. squarah

    squarah Newbie

    Phew! I do have that! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  4. Max

    Max Hero Member

    That deduction is actually irrelevant anyway. Medicare Part B premiums is the only expense VA can count without the claimant claiming it. VA just checks with SSA to see what the rate is on every case.

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