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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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ive read through a lot of the posts and got some good info, but all cases are diff so i thought id try my luck with my own.  im currently rated at 50 for ptsd 10 for limited thigh flexion, 10 lumbar spine strain, and 10 for knee cond for a total of 60.  i had more cases pending for tbi and tinnitus but i failed to show for the c & p exams. anyway, my original shrink left the VA so they re assigned me a new one , he decided to switch up meds, yadda yadda, i saw him briefly but just wasnt working so i tried a new doc who also just threw pills at me.  i know they may work but the side effects were too much.   havent been back in a while

anyway, long story short,  since my initial c&p exam for ptsd, ive had to quit school, leave my apartment, and cant work anywhere.  i havent been seeing a psychologist at the va for a few months,  maybe back in march...  forget to take my pills everyday, forge to pay bills, got arrested for a bar fight...  basically nothing good is on the road im on. i plan on doing a walk in tomorrow at the VA to see a doc cause in order for me to switch again i have to ask the one i have now and i dont want to.  

should i try reapplying for ptsd now or must i go back to a doc and get the paper trail i need for evidence?? i plan on going to a doc anyway, but i need to get the ball rolling and waiting a few months for the mountain to build up isnt doable.  any help would be greatly appreciated.

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gfunk,

Welcome to Hadit.

Prior to requesting an increase in disability I would check

the Rating Schedule and compare it to your medical evidence.

You can find a link to the Schedule of Rating Disabilities on our Homepage.

It is under 38 CFR - Part 4.

http://www.hadit.com/

carlie

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