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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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Should I open a claim for entitlement to individual unemployability? I received a letter, with the following statements from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselor:

“After carefully reviewing the evidence, I have determined that it is not reasonable to expect you to be able to train for or get a suitable job at this time.”

“In reaching my decision, I considered the following evidence: our discussion on September 1, 2009 determining that you will focus on utilizing individual mental health treatment in order to gain stability concerning your PTSD.”

Vietnam veteran with a SC disability rated at 90% with the following conditions:

PTSD 70%

Myocardial Infarction 60%

Tinnitus (bilateral) 10%

Hypertension 10%

Medications: Ambien, HCTZ, Atenolol, Fosinopril, Simvastatin, Zoloft

Thanks to all for your comments/advice.

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Should I open a claim for entitlement to individual unemployability? I received a letter, with the following statements from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselor:

"After carefully reviewing the evidence, I have determined that it is not reasonable to expect you to be able to train for or get a suitable job at this time."

"In reaching my decision, I considered the following evidence: our discussion on September 1, 2009 determining that you will focus on utilizing individual mental health treatment in order to gain stability concerning your PTSD."

Vietnam veteran with a SC disability rated at 90% with the following conditions:

PTSD 70%

Myocardial Infarction 60%

Tinnitus (bilateral) 10%

Hypertension 10%

Medications: Ambien, HCTZ, Atenolol, Fosinopril, Simvastatin, Zoloft

Thanks to all for your comments/advice.

Yup, I woulda filed it when they gave you the letter

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The letter is great evidence for TDIU. Also if you can not work, apply for Social Security Disability. Today! Terry

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