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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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Chapter 31 Voc Rehab

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I applied for Voc rehab benefits over a month ago. What is a reasonable length of time to expect answers from the va on my application? I am 40% SC disabled, and also meet all the other criteria for the benefits.

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Why not call them and ask them. They are probably officed at the VAMC you go to or at your friendly VARO.

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I applied for Voc rehab benefits over a month ago. What is a reasonable length of time to expect answers from the va on my application? I am 40% SC disabled, and also meet all the other criteria for the benefits.

I was 40% when I started VocRehab and I was ready to go by the next semester, have you been tested yet? It wouldn't hurt to call and check in.

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I was 40% when I started VocRehab and I was ready to go by the next semester, have you been tested yet? It wouldn't hurt to call and check in.

After I had been awarded my benefits of 50% I filled out the paper work for Chapter 31 (Voc Rehab) assitenance documents and subitted to them. I received an appointment to come in for an orientation a week later. After my orentation, I met with my couselor who had me take a test and we did a plan of action to see what I can qualify for. After 2 weeks, weh narrowed it down to attend college. I then had to look into what type of classes I want to get into that they (VA) would have to approve. So now I attend college for my AS degree in Construction Management.

I hope this helps you out, if not then call them or look it up on the web site.

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It took them about 6 weeks before responding to my request. I got a letter in the mail and it gave me an appointment date that I was not supposed to miss.

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You get the initial appointment and then you will get a work-up with a rehab counselor to determine what your goals are etc. The VA does want to rehab you because once rehabed and employed at higher level they have a good reason to reduce your compensation. It is a good trade if it works for you. If the VA can rehab you and your compensation goes from 50% to 10% it will save the VA thousands over a lifetime. That is the idea as far as I know. If you fail rehab it is a good reason to ask for a higher rating and maybe IU.

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