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About souldeliverer

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class

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    still in the desert...
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  1. Thanks all for the advice. John, I am only 33 yo. I cannot handle the idea that I will be sitting around at the mercy of the VA sending me letters and proposals to reduce every couple of years. I fully understand the risks attempting to start a business. I wish I could talk my wife into getting her license so she could make all the money while I work, but she is too busy homeschooling the kids. Do I simply call the 800 #? I do not yet know if I am well enough to work, but am willing to die trying. If I don't make it, hopefully the VA will help me out. Thanks again. Joe
  2. Hey, ya'll. I've had it. First off, I'm going to try and start a business (real estate). I am currently 90% plus TDIU, SSDI, and FERS retirement. Please advise. DO NOT advise me not to do this! I am looking for the procedure to follow. I read about SSD ticket to work program. Does the VA have anything similar? Second, if you pray to Jesus, please pray for me. I have been down and out since 2006, but want to give it a go before throwing in the towel for life. Pray I succeed, and can have meaning to life. It may start out as not substantial employment, but will hopefully one day transition into making a living to support my family. Finally, you may ask why? For a couple reasons. For those of you who will never have the opportunity to work again. For my children (6,2), so they can learn that Daddy has to work for a living. Finally, for me. I must give it one last shot. Again, please don't respond with all the usual, "You worked so hard to get IU, why throw it away." I just want to know if there is a procedure for this, or a ticket to work program. Any sort of grace period? Thank you for your time and prayers.
  3. Thanks, guys. I am not P&T YET. I filed for that in Jan 2011 and am still waiting... If they would just decide to give me that, I would be fine. I have been either 100% or 90%+TDIU since April, 2006. I thought P&T would be a gimme by now!
  4. I was starting to think it was just me! No good...
  5. Also, in regard to the VA loan, you CAN use it again as long as the prior one has been paid off. I used mine once before, but sold the house, and am going to use it again. How do I get into ebenefits?
  6. Just to clarify, this is a VA loan through USAA for which I was conditionally approved, but with the crazy stipulation that I provide proof of continuance for 3 years.
  7. Thanks for the suggestions! I will start with the bank, asking for a waiver, as that would be the easiest. I will move forward from there. Thank you!
  8. Hey all. I wasn't sure where to post this question, so I thought I'd post it here. I am trying to buy a real cheap house with my VA loan. Credit is great. Income is sufficient. Debt ratio is fine. USAA is requesting "proof of continuance for at least 36 months'!!!!! I was 100% schedular for a few years, and have been 90% +TDIU for a few years, but am not yet P&T. They want this same proof for my SSDI as well. Anyone know what I should do? We are staying in a friends' house while they are out of the country, but it is cramped. We need s house. In FL it is FAR cheaper to buy than rent. Thank you for your help!
  10. Oops, this is what I meant.
  11. I want to thank you all once again for your continued support on this matter, and for all of your efforts. Here is the latest... I recieved a call yesterday from the VA RO lady who told me they have recieved my application for TDIU. They went ahead and approved me!!! This is terrific news, as I no longer have to worry about where my family will live in a couple months. She said I will be considered 90% TDIU. This will go down to I think 70% TDIU if they decide to reduce my migraines to 10% from the current 30% rating, which they have proposed. She also told me that I am scheduled for a future exam in May, where I fear I will have to go through this all over again. I do not want to deal with this crap every year. It is way too stressfull for me to deal with on top of my PTSD. Questions: 1.) Should I bend over and take this and leave it alone for now, and file for an increase after I produce more evidence? or 2.) Should I continue my pursuit to be rated 100%? with or without TDIU? or 3.) Should I go ahead and get an IMO? How long does it take to recieve an IMO? Do I have a year during which I can submit evidence, or is it 60 days? Thanks again to all!!!
  12. I don't know how to spell most of these things I was exposed to, but here are a few...that I am aware of. Depleted Uranium, lead, permetherin, DEET, blood and guts of Americans and Haji's, high concentrations of bleach in our drinking water, smoke from burning trash every day for 18 months (nobody had the sense to burn the trash downwind of the barracks on our FOB), anthrax vaccine, small pox vaccine, typhoid, yellow fever, and many many other unnecessary vaccinations (14 in one day!). These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I am sure one day I will die of an unknown disease and the army will deny it's existance. I love you all and thank you for your service to our country and to veterans!!!
  13. Thank you all so much for your help. I am working on all this stuff, but am feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment. As soon as I get something more put together, I will post it for critique. Thanks again.
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