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synergy_58
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I'm 100% disabled veteran; I'm now age 60. My VA is not counted as income, but is my disability SSA and my federal disability (FERS) retirement counted as income?

My wife and I file jointly. Since I started receiving disability, I have included both total amounts of my disability SSA and disability FERS on our returns, included in the total income. Have I been doing this correctly?   

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CherylW
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I'm 100% disabled veteran; I'm now age 60. My VA is not counted as income, but is my disability SSA and my federal disability (FERS) retirement counted as income?

Yes you have.

SSA is reported on an SSA-1099, which is up to 85% taxable.  Turbo Tax figures that out for you,depending on your other income.

FERS is reported on a 1099-R, which is a retirement document.

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CherylW
Level 3

I'm 100% disabled veteran; I'm now age 60. My VA is not counted as income, but is my disability SSA and my federal disability (FERS) retirement counted as income?

Yes you have.

SSA is reported on an SSA-1099, which is up to 85% taxable.  Turbo Tax figures that out for you,depending on your other income.

FERS is reported on a 1099-R, which is a retirement document.

synergy_58
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I'm 100% disabled veteran; I'm now age 60. My VA is not counted as income, but is my disability SSA and my federal disability (FERS) retirement counted as income?

Thanks! Good thing We've been using Turbo Tax to figure things out for us, makes life a whole lot easier!
CherylW
Level 3

I'm 100% disabled veteran; I'm now age 60. My VA is not counted as income, but is my disability SSA and my federal disability (FERS) retirement counted as income?

That's nice to hear, thank you!
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