VA benefits and poverty level


Two questions:

1.  For veteran at full retirement age, what type of income does VA look at to determine if veteran is below poverty income level? Do they count social security as income?

2.  Any new changes to TDIU permanent and total benefit for those already awarded this rating?

Thanks, Jim. Know you are busy but appreciate your straight answers. Not the double talk of the VA.

Jim's Reply:

The federal poverty level is explained here  As in most determinations across many agencies, all income is considered.

There are no changes to the TDIU benefit in recent years and none are proposed.