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Has Anyone Heard Of This Program?


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Lately my shrink has been pushing a program called compensated work therapy. She thinks it would be good for me. I tend to agree.......However, I am TDIU P & T. So I am very nervous about undertaking any type of work along this line. I am even afraid to go back to school for a masters degree even though that is one of my life long dreams. I'm afraid some VA bean counter would notice this upp tick in activity on my part & declared me "cured"!

Anyone else heard of this program?

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Its a VA Program usually used to help Homeless Vets get back on their feet. I know they also use it to raise funds from business for their pet projects. However it provides a structure to get a Veteran on their feet. I am not to up on how it would affect TDIU so if I were you I would really check it out closely.

I suspect that most who do it are not getting much disability if any wat all.

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Lately my shrink has been pushing a program called compensated work therapy. She thinks it would be good for me. I tend to agree.......However, I am TDIU P & T. So I am very nervous about undertaking any type of work along this line. I am even afraid to go back to school for a masters degree even though that is one of my life long dreams. I'm afraid some VA bean counter would notice this upp tick in activity on my part & declared me "cured"!

Anyone else heard of this program?

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The VA CWT program can effect your money you get from the VA. A friend is 60%Disable Veteran and he was told that taxes will be taken out of the CWT and reported to the IRS. Talk to the supervisor before you start the program. Wish you luck and God bless. Maurice

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As far as I know the CWT program pays about $5 an hour and should not effect VA comp but I'd be cautious. I do know a TDIU vet that volunteers(no pay) at a VA clinic and it hasn't, as of yet, caused any problems with his comp. As for attending school, the ability to successfully attend school does not equate into an ability to work. I believe this has been tested in court.

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Liz,

Good to hear from you. Have you ever tried knitting or embroidery?

This may be good therapy for you.

Try making a quilt or something like that.

Make all of your Christmas Presents.

I am serious.

I used to knit and embroidery all the time for my nervous. The quilt was not so successful.

I would be a tad leary about anything that involved the exchange of money.

Always,

Josephine

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Good Morning

goofycow you wrote: Lately my shrink has been pushing a program called compensated work therapy

Are you 100% T/P for PTSD? or perhaps another Mental impairment? if so I would be very carefull...if T/P was awarded for a Mental disability unlike a physical one...the VA would most likely re-evaluate you and you would have a more then likely aspect of losing your T/P.

Unfortunally individuals who are awarded T/P due to a Mental disorder are not suppose to work at all...even though I know that if you are granted T/P and it is based on a physical disability that you can work .... as unfair as that may be the VA view's Mental disorders differently due to the critera that needed to be met in order to recieve T/P to begin with.

I may be wrong on this...so do your research.

MT

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Thanks all for the advice. As a matter of fact I do attempt to quilt & do other crafts from time to time but my eye sight & joint problems in my hands make it a challenge sometimes.

as for completing school equating to a job, don't I know it!!! 10 years ago I completed my BS in accounting with a 3.6 GPA & I am also a licensed CPA (who can't spell worth a crap)in the state of Arkansas. That and 2 bucks still didn't land me a job.

Liz

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Liz,

I think what you are saying, we are both too old to cut the mustard.

Being that I am an extreme diabetic, fix me up a big batch of fudge with nuts and mail them to me.

We can both party.

I hope that you know that I am just joking with you.

Always,

Josephine

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BETTY!

Never, EVER, joke about Fudge!

Or Momma, or Apple Pie, or The Flag.

ALL the above is some SERIOUS stuff............. B)

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Oh, Larry,

Are you a diabetic too? I sure hope not. On my death bed, I have told my two daughers to bring me all the sweets that they can carry into the hospital and then we shall not worry about my sugar levels anymore.

Always,

Betty

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I hope that some day we will all be cured from diabetes as I know it is possible.

I am dying for some fudge but a hershey bar with almonds will do in a pinch. B)

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Shame on all of you B) i'm not diabetic(yet) but I do have a serious eating disorder.....called love of food. And a good batch of fudge does sound like a great idea.

Liz

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Liz,

Please do fix some fudge with walnuts and eat some for me.

I would love to have a piece. Actually I would love to eat the whole batch.

I can smell it already!

Have a piece for Pete also.

Aren't we terrible to be so envious.

Always,

Josephine

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