Category: Income Benefits


What are VA Disability Benefits?

VA disability benefits are a monthly tax-free payment to veterans. They are paid to veterans who are determined by the VA to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. Veterans disability benefits are available for physical conditions, like a chronic illness or injury, and mental health  … Read more

What is VA Disability Back Pay?

VA disability back pay is the money owed to a veteran from the effective date of their claim to the date they were granted benefits.  The VA uses the term retroactive benefits for back pay. It is a lump sum payment for benefits covering the period from the effective date of the claim until the  … Read more

If my job fires me because I was hurt at work, can I get TTD (temporary total disability)?

Can you be fired while on workers’ comp in Georgia? Although an employer in Georgia cannot fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim, they can fire you for any other reason while you are receiving workers’ comp benefits. That said, proving you were fired because of your workplace injury can be difficult, as many  … Read more

What will the taxes be on my workers’ comp benefits or settlement?

Wondering what the taxes will be on your workers’ comp benefits? For most people the answer is none. Workers’ compensation payments are generally tax-free for the entire time that you receive them. Per IRS Publication 525, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits in Georgia are not subject to income tax.  Neither are Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)  … Read more

Will I get a 1099 for my workers’ compensation benefits from last year?

Every year during the first few months of a new year, this question comes up from clients.  The simple answer is “no,” as workers’ compensation indemnity payments are, in general, not taxable income in Georgia. However, per IRS Publication 525, if you’re on Social Security, and it has been reduced by the amount of workers’  … Read more

What will the 2016 tax bill be for my workers’ compensation check in Georgia?

Every year during the first few months of a new year, this question comes up from clients.  The simple answer is “none.” However, per IRS Publication 525, if you’re on Social Security, and it has been reduced by the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you’re being paid, that amount is likely taxable.  However, for the  … Read more

If you’re going to get hurt at work in Georgia, do it before July 1, 2013

Starting Monday, July 1, 2013, workers’ compensation medical benefits will be drastically reduced for injured workers in Georgia. GA House Bill 154, passed by the Georgia General Assembly a few months ago, will be effective next week. One of its provisions is that medical benefits for injured workers will stop at 400 weeks (like income benefits  … Read more