Disability compensation offsets


Can my employer deduct my va disability amount from my short-term disability payment? I thought I was entitled to 60% of my civilian base pay but they are deducting my VA disability.


Jim's Reply:

When a beneficiary is eligible for 2 or more types of disability compensation, an offset may be required by either or all of the providers of disability payments. How an offset may be applied will depend on the state you reside in and other factors. If you aren't sure, check with your state employment services for an explanation.