If you are a veteran you get extra money from Social Security?

If you are a veteran you get extra money from Social Security?

If a veteran is injured, they make receive more money along with their Social Security payments.

While they’ll see an additional $92 in their checks, it is not enough to cover the still-rising prices.

Veterans are often denied work after completing their service, so the increase is important for them.

Related: Social Security getting a boost in January bringing some payments to $1,600

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  • After data was released and showed the increase for the cost of goods and services was 6.3%, the COLA increase of 5.9% actually ends up being a loss for seniors next year.

The increase in COLA will impact disability compensation for veterans, allowing a monthly boost.

Disabilities veterans have are rated with a disability rating, characterizing the soldier’s disability.

The worse the injury is the more benefits a vet can receive. Related: Medicare open enrollment: With two weeks left, here’s five things to know

Social Security has covered all active military members since 1957. In 1988 started covering inactive military members as well. The VA provides injured veterans with compensation as well based on the how badly they were injured. A 10% disability rating brings in $144.14 per month, while the most severe injuries can bring in $3,146.42.

The programs being separate means there will be no reduction in social security benefits for veterans that collect injury compensation. Related: Will those who receive Social Security benefits be getting a fourth stimulus check? Get the latest headlines delivered to your inbox each morning? Sign up for our Morning Edition to start your day. FL1 on the Go! Download the free FingerLakes1.com App for Android (All Android Devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad).