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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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I am currently at 80% disability for depression, kidney disease and chronic back pain. I have been at 80% since my discharge in 2005. My dr at the VA told me on Wednesday the 30th of December that I will never have a pain free day for the rest of my life. He told me that I was a 'at-risk' for falling since I fell four times last year. I am supposed to be going this Wednesday, the 14th of Jan for a power mobility chair, (scooter). I am currently having to work due to finances but I want to see if I can qualify for unemployability but I don't know where to start....I know I gotta not be working for the first step.... I work each and every day in severe pain and spend the majority of my day crying in pain, I'm usually out of work about 6 days per month due to the fact that I can't get out of bed in the mornings. I've recently been diagnosed with overactive bladder which is a direct result from my kidney disease. I'm not sure when my next evaluation is for my disabilities and I'm not sure how to find that out. I know I can get 100% if I just knew where to start.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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