Jim I am on the sec 8 program and I have read conflicting things about whether or not it is counted as income at the federal level. There seems to be a difference in whether or not you are on state housing or federal housing and being unemployable. I read that if you are unemployable they count only $1800 as income. Is this true?


Jim's Reply:

I don't know. To be honest, I don't understand the question. I'll try to answer...

When we talk of the unemployability or TDIU benefit, it isn't means tested. In other words the amount of income you have from all sources doesn't count against you, only income from gainful employment counts with the TDIU benefit. You could win a lottery and still be eligible for TDIU.

The VA pension benefit is means tested and if your income is too high, you won't qualify for the pension benefit.

I can't comment on the requirements of any Section 8 benefits other than to say that most benefits like Section 8 are means tested and if you make too much money from any source, you probably aren't eligible. Good luck.


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