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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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OEF n' Home Again

Va Compensation And Working A Job... 50% 60% 70%....100%

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I'm sure this has been asked before, but at what disability rating are we no longer allowed to work at?

I am not sure if the VA would do this, but I look forward to your input.

Thanks,

OEF

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There is no rule for working with Physical disabilities. You can be 100 percent and still work.

If you are considered TDIU or unemployable then working is a NO NO.

Mental disabilities from What I take you may be able to work up to 70 percent but the regs strictly forbid working at 100 percent as the regs states in order to receive 100 percent mental working is precluded.

James Breckinridge can provide some more info.

J

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0 - 70% (any condition) = work all you want

100% (except mental) = work all you want

TDIU = only marginal employment below poverty levels is allowed by VA regulations. I think it's around $950/month. Anything over that will be considered gainful.

NOTE: If you're applying for TDIU and you're working, even a part-time job, you will be denied.

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I'm sure this has been asked before, but at what disability rating are we no longer allowed to work at?

I am not sure if the VA would do this, but I look forward to your input.

Thanks,

OEF

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Sorry "j" but I'm going to disagree, w/you, on the 100% mental precluding working. While that may be part of the mental disorder 100% description, a claimant does not need to meet all those signs/symptoms to be considered 100%. So, I believe, anything less than gainful employment, ie; marginal employment, could be allowed, which could include part-time employment. jmo

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There is no rule for working with Physical disabilities. You can be 100 percent and still work.

If you are considered TDIU or unemployable then working is a NO NO.

Mental disabilities from What I take you may be able to work up to 70 percent but the regs strictly forbid working at 100 percent as the regs states in order to receive 100 percent mental working is precluded.

James Breckinridge can provide some more info.

J

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Sorry "j" but I'm going to disagree, w/you, on the 100% mental precluding working. While that may be part of the mental disorder 100% description, a claimant does not need to meet all those signs/symptoms to be considered 100%. So, I believe, anything less than gainful employment, ie; marginal employment, could be allowed, which could include part-time employment. jmo

pr

I just posted the regs the way they are written. and according to the regs:

Total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name

Basically this tells me that in order to get 100 perdent for a mental disorder work is not an option.

I would not risk it knowing these regs if I had a 100 percent mental disability.

Thanks PR. Keep busting my chops.

Ha Ha.

J

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Many of the paid service reps are 100% so I believe that there are some exceptions. I also think that if you are 100% for mental there is a good reason not to work.The reason is the VA is paying you 15 an hour or more not to work. So to make work worthwhile you would probably need to get a job that paid over 22 an hour to net that.

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