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    Hey all, it's been a while. We are finished up our life on active duty back in July and are now back in our home town. I have a question about benefits now though!
    How long did it take for Disability to kick in for you, assuming you guys qualified for it?

    My husband is using the GI bill. Is it true that the bah money can not be counted towards income when looking at a house mortage. It makes sense I suppose because it's not necessarily reliable but what was your experience with this?

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    It took DH 9 months to start receiving the disability payment. He got back paid though. No idea about the GI Bill but it sounds reasonable
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    Took DH 5 months to receive disability from the day he got out...so maybe like 4 months from when he did the VA stuff. However, everyone he spoke with after he started getting money, said they were shocked it happened so quickly.

    We are in the process of buying a house now and navy fed does not accept bah as income.
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    It was about 9 or 10 months before disability came...

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    money received from the GI Bill is not counted as income for the purpose of qualifying for a mortgage. This would include housing allowances, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eelizah View Post
    Hey all, it's been a while. We are finished up our life on active duty back in July and are now back in our home town. I have a question about benefits now though!
    How long did it take for Disability to kick in for you, assuming you guys qualified for it?

    My husband is using the GI bill. Is it true that the bah money can not be counted towards income when looking at a house mortage. It makes sense I suppose because it's not necessarily reliable but what was your experience with this?

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    My husband ets'd in September and received his first deposit and back pay in December.
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    Also note that if involuntary separation pay (full or half) was received, disability payments will go directly to "pay back" the ISP in full before the veteran will receive any disability payments.
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