Keep your eyes pealed for the old "Sedentary Work," Hook.
It's fairly common knowledge that any type of Felony conviction and some misdemeanors, limits the type of employment that a person qualifies for. I trust your Attorney has obtained Credentialed Employment Specialists reports, indicating that your SC condition alone, not your Felony Convictions, precludes you from doing "ANY" type of Sedentary employment that would provide a weekly income of about $238.00.
Being unemployed or underemployed won't get the IU. Take another look at the VA Regs regarding eligibility to file for IU. Do you qualify currently to file for IU, with a 50% SC?
Not sure if you have filed yet or not, but the DBQ will definitely trigger the VA to complete a C&P exam. Its been my experience after filing with documentation from an outside provider I was scheduled within a month or two after submitting the evidence. Along with your DBQ and the letter if you were deployed you should highlight your campaign medals and expeditionary medals on your 214. it wouldn't hurt to have the orders and order your LESs from DFAS showing you were receiving hazardous duty and or hostile fire pay.
Just to reitterate, these opinions are based on my own experience. When you have a Claim in, don't file New claims. They would looooove to kick it back "downstairs" for the slightest reason. Keep your Focus on TARGET
So, as of now in 50% Scheduler Rated.
My Lawyer's Case Manager swears up down left and right that i will receive 70%Sched, 100TDIU and T&P
I am only 33 years old.
Here's some info:
I have been out for 16 years.
Grand total of earnings BEFORE TAXES, $116K
Averaged out by 16 years, 7,625.50 a year. Only 4 of those 16 years in total did i breach the Poverty Line.
2 years were 0, you know, while i was homeless
I have attended and droped out of College 2x
I have Vocational Skill training as a Phlebotomist 2
I unfortunately also have drug and assault charges, misdemeanors yes, but hospitals wont even give a "criminal" a interview.
So we shall see, Age is not something they are Currently using as a basis for TDIU, but always remember! Every claim no matter what percent should have a "Infered" claim to TDIU, in both Chapters A) AND B) of the regulations concerning TDIU, so ALWAYS file a NOD upon receiving your Bennies Award Letter!!!
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