Dear Ones who are service members in the U.S. Military and their families:
First of all, THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU for your service and for KEEPING US SAFE!
Below, please find some 'good news' for a change, regarding your benefits and combat-related pay. Please be sure to keep this in mind when calculating the pay due you.
If you believe a mistake was made, speak up and let me know if I can help in any way at all. I will stand up with you for your rights any day!
And please be sure to use the 'search' feature at the top of the page or 'Google me' to see the other pieces I've written about with links to that which you've earned by your service to our country.
With Love in Christ,
Rev Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
SSI Excludes Combat-Related Pay
Week of March 15, 2010http://www.military.com/military-report/ssi-excludes-combat-related-pay?ESRC=miltrep.nl
The Social Security Administration (SSI) is no longer considering combat-related military pay in determining whether spouses and children of servicemembers are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Social Security Administration also will not consider retroactive payments of certain military pay as resources for nine months following receipt. This change in the rules protects spouses and children of servicemembers serving in a combat zone from a reduction in or loss of benefits due to combat-related military pay. For more information, visit the Social Security Administration website at http://www.ssa.gov/
(From the Association of the United States Army Family Programs Update for March 8, 2010 at http://www.ausa.org/programs/familyprograms/Documents/FPNewsletter3-8-2010.pdf and linked from the main AUSA Family Programs Update newspage at http://www.ausa.org/programs/familyprograms/Pages/default.aspx.