My husband and I are getting a divorce after 44 years of marriage. I have a 70% disability rating and TDIU. Is he entitled to half of my disability?


Jim's Reply:

Divorce is never that simple. When you enter the court to finalize the divorce the magistrate will have each of you complete financial statements. Your monthly VA disability payments will be added in as real income and any divorce settlement will be made from that or those figures. 

Many vets argue that their disability money isn't on the table and that isn't correct. Although our disability money is exempt from taxation, it counts as income when we complete financial statements. Good luck!