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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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Voc Rehab Vs New Gi Bill

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yepper dabby doo.....I worked part-time while I was in voc rehab..There's no rule specifically against it but you have to get approved by the councilor first. The degree you want to pursue needs to be something different than what your doing for work. I wanted a degree in psychology but I was working customer service at the time so I qualified. If you're already working in the field the same as your educational goals then they will deny saying there's no need to rehab you since you're already working in the field.

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Can you work and receive voc rehab?
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Thanks DH,

I am trying to decide which way to go. I am thinking use voc rehab for myself for B.S. and Masters and pass my new GI bill to my boys.

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Thanks DH,

I am trying to decide which way to go. I am thinking use voc rehab for myself for B.S. and Masters and pass my new GI bill to my boys.

I thought I read somewhere that one cannot use VocRehab until the GI bill is exhausted.

Anyway, one can receive VocRehab and work; I work full-time and go to school full-time.

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Yes, you can work full or part-time while on Voc Rehab. You can also receive extra training or education in your current field as long as you can show it will keep you gainfully employed in the future. I'm living proof of that. I'm not 100% sure, but I thought I heard you can only use Voc Rehab or GI bill, but not both. You can't "double dip."

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Sand,

That is correct you can not use both when I was going through the tutorial for the new GI bill it stated if you have a SC'ed disability consider voc rehab. I am no longer able to stand for the the long periods of time and walk to cover the floor my job requires my leg swells and it causes me to miss work because I cant get my shoe on. They are understanding right now but that could change with a new manager. I would like finish my degree and get a masters and try to lecture at the college level or be able to compete for a upper management position that is easier on the bad leg. I cant quit work cant afford that but I work swing shift so it would work great if i get approved then I could xfer my new GI Bill to the kids.

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