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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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clw4514

Filing Claim Finally!

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met with voc rehab guy yesterday who is walking me thru my claim. showed him all my medical records and va m/h records. his words...."ur sittin on a gold mine with this documentatioin!" so, he told me how to word it as to avoid being delayed/rejected. im so excited and yet nervous and anxious at the same time. i guess the anxious/nervous comes in knowing that i have to do the dreaded c & p exam. every time i go over the details of the trauma, it sets me back for weeks. i cant function afterwards. its like it just rips my soul out of me. any way....voc rehab sd i was looking at a min of 50-70%. he also told me to file for hardship since i filed for bankruptcy. all this time and now the moment of truth has come. as of next friday, he will review my ppwk to make sure its all in order and i will fedex it to the VARO. im going to time it to see how long it takes to get awarded/rejected. im so ready for this to be over with. then again, maybe its just the beginning of a long journey. whatever it is, im just glad i found u guys to help me along the way. u r all wonderful!!!

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Do I understand that the Voc Rehab guy seemed to feel your disabilities should be SC and that they would hinder you for being in the Voc Rehab program?

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Do I understand that the Voc Rehab guy seemed to feel your disabilities should be SC and that they would hinder you for being in the Voc Rehab program?

berta,

i guess im being remedial and i dont mean to be. what do u mean hinder me from being in the voc rehab program? he never sd anything about it stopping me from utilizing that program. and yes, my disabilities should be sc since i was raped on active duty. its thoroughly documented, too. im lost by ur post. im sorry....

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met with voc rehab guy yesterday who is walking me thru my claim. showed him all my medical records and va m/h records. his words...."ur sittin on a gold mine with this documentatioin!" so, he told me how to word it as to avoid being delayed/rejected. im so excited and yet nervous and anxious at the same time. i guess the anxious/nervous comes in knowing that i have to do the dreaded c & p exam. every time i go over the details of the trauma, it sets me back for weeks. i cant function afterwards. its like it just rips my soul out of me. any way....voc rehab sd i was looking at a min of 50-70%. he also told me to file for hardship since i filed for bankruptcy. all this time and now the moment of truth has come. as of next friday, he will review my ppwk to make sure its all in order and i will fedex it to the VARO. im going to time it to see how long it takes to get awarded/rejected. im so ready for this to be over with. then again, maybe its just the beginning of a long journey. whatever it is, im just glad i found u guys to help me along the way. u r all wonderful!!!

That sounds like really good news CLW. "Gold Mine" has a nice sound to it. Good luck partner!

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I think that you have a good claim. I do find it a little weird that Voc Rehab would see you prior to being Service Connected. I don't trust people who tell you what percent you can get who work for the VA. If you are not able to work it should be 100%.

Good Luck

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berta,

i guess im being remedial and i dont mean to be. what do u mean hinder me from being in the voc rehab program? he never sd anything about it stopping me from utilizing that program. and yes, my disabilities should be sc since i was raped on active duty. its thoroughly documented, too. im lost by ur post. im sorry....

I think what Berta was suggesting, is that Voc Rehab evaluations are sometimes used to support claims for compensation or increased ratings: if the evaluator opined that your medical conditions prohibit active participation in their program. ~Wings

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