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S money received from the VA considered as other income? She receives Widow Survivor benefits in addition to Social Security and resides in California.

 
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Vanessa A
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S money received from the VA considered as other income? She receives Widow Survivor benefits in addition to Social Security and resides in California.

No. Money paid to a survivor of a member of the armed forces who died after Sept. 10, 2001 is not taxable income. 

 

California also does not tax VA survivors benefits. 

 

If she has no other taxable income, then her Social Security Benefits would not be taxable. 

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