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  1. Yea I called the VA and asked. I got tired of the back and forth. Every YouTube video, every forum, (except this one) everything I googled I was getting conflicting results. Some say yes your golden! Some say no don’t they can charge you with fraud, they can reduce your ratings, they could make u pay it all back... etc so with all that negativity in mind I was freaking out. When I called them the woman on the phone said “there is nothing in your record that indicates that you are not allowed to work” so then I asked can I work and make as much as I want she replied “yes” so then I asked can I get that in writing? She said we don’t do that usually but can send a request to your Regional Office and the will draft that up and email it to you . She also made a note on my file saying the same stuff.
  2. Yep that was my hesitation better to be safe then sorry
  3. Yep and that’s why I got tired of dealing with all of it. All the google searching, YouTube watching, etc etc it never occurred me to just call the VA and just ask! Like duh why didn’t I think about that....
  4. Thanks everyone for all the information. I got tired of the worrying and the back and forth so I called and heard from the horses mouth. I am allowed to work as much or as little as I want no limitations at all. I asked them to send me a letter stating such so in case I am ever audited or whatever I have proof. Again thank you for all of your help!!! I am so relieved
  5. Hey buck so your saying with 100% PT in mental health and drawing SMC-S1 HB I can still leave my home and go to work? Seems like it’s going against the very word written... 100% MH is totally social and occupational impairment and SMC-HB states your disabilities are so severe you virtually housebound i greatly appreciate all feedback. This is real clusterfck imo
  6. This is my very first rating none previously. I wasn’t expecting receive 100% on mental health but it happened. I don’t want to lose that so if I have to quit my job I will and I’ll dive hard into school and just open a business in my wife’s name and get paid under the table at home. Maybe even file for SSI. It just sucks cause I’d be leaving a very lucrative job and that would mean we have to move from Colorado
  7. Ahh I guess I just need to sit down with a VSO or something to get the scoop.
  8. Yep I am rated for all that stuff in that block. They do have different diagnostic codes, however in the DSM V they throw them all into one category. Thats also just one of my many SC Disabilities. the full list is attached. copied from ebenefits ratings.xlsx
  9. Yea I thought I was in that weird category. I have bad days and I have very bad days. But I am able to pull myself together for 12 hours 3-4 days a week to work alone in a building by myself. Its basically me at home but not... I am not TDIU but I do have the 100% mental health. I dont think I am going to risk and probably just put in my two weeks notice soon
  10. Hi Guys so I got my BWE yesterday and there is a statement in there that reads something to the effect of awarded SMC due to housebound. I am housebound because and all my other ratings equal above 60%... So now my next question does it still hold true that I dont have to quit my job? I know it may sound stupid, but as we all know 100% disabled doesnt mean what it says and P&T does not mean what it says so does housebound mean what it says?
  11. I truly appreciate it and yea the job is basically my lifeline to the real world. Its not the money that keeps me grounded its the knowing I have to get up, I have to be somewhere, people are counting on me. I do not have a TBI, I was tested. I just have extremely bad migraines, insomnia, anxiety, etc. The list of disabilities is long but that's also 20 years of ground pounding in the Corps
  12. Thanks! I do have the commissary letter and it says no further examinations As a matter of fact here is the exact verbiage from my commissary letter.. "We are providing you with this letter so you may receive commissary store and exchange privileges from the ArmedForces. This is to certify ********* is an honorably discharged veteran of the Marine Corps and is entitled to disability compensation at the 100 percent rate due to service-connected disability(ies). This total disability is considered permanent. You are not scheduled for future examinations." As mentioned before there is no wording anywhere that says IU or unemployable. I was told on my award letter that the VA sends hard copy in the mail has alot more detail and will mention unemployable if that is the case. As for my disabilities they are attached ratings.xlsx
  13. I want to thank everyone for your responses. I have read quite a few articles and nothing even seems to answer the question LOL. For the record I have not received my packet of information from the VA yet. What I pulled from ebenefits is what I posted. I am unsure if I am TDIU.. I am going to assume no because no where on the ebenefits site say anything about IU. I am in the process of reaching out to a couple VA accredited attorneys as I do not want to break any laws or be said I am committing fraud. With my current work schedule I have plenty of days off to make any appointments and since I work nights I can do an appointment in the mornings any day of the week. I also work a panama schedule where its 3-4 days a week on rotation. When I find out from the either the VA regional office or the attorneys I have contacted I will update and let you guys know so you can help others in my similar position. Again Thank you all for your responses. Until next time!
  14. I truly hope that is true GBArmy!! This job is very peaceful and calm and as I mentioned it’s my passion so it’s more of a hobby I just get paid to do it
  15. Hello everyone. See Below for what I received from VA A little about me currently. I have a job that is very low stress (work nights no people no stress) very secure because I work in a mountain so im surrounded by granite. I work on computers so it engages my mind and keeps me as active as possible and is my passion. So my question is do I have to quit my job? Thanks! June 23, 1999 June 30, 2019 VA Benefit InformationSummary of benefit informationYou have one or more service-connected disabilities:Yes Your combined service-connected evaluation is:100% You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due solely to your service-connected disabilities:Yes The effective date of when you became totally and permanently disabled due to your service-connected disabilities:July 01, 2019 major depression disorder, recurrent, severe, post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia disorder and eating disorder, NOS 100% Service Connected SMC-S1 Entitled to special monthly compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1114, subsection (s) and 38 CFR 3.350(i) on account of major depression disorder, recurrent, severe, post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia disorder and eating disorder, NOS rated 100 percent and additional service-connected disabilities of migraine including migraine variants, tinnitus, independently ratable at 60 percent or more from 07/01/2019. SMC-K1 Entitled to special monthly compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1114, subsection (s) and 38 CFR 3.350(i) on account of major depression disorder, recurrent, severe, post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia disorder and eating disorder, NOS rated 100 percent and additional service-connected disabilities of migraine including migraine variants, tinnitus, independently ratable at 60 percent or more from 07/01/2019. Thanks all!
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