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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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slangpdx

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After many questions posed to numerous people, I think I have it figured out.

You can collect unemployment or work while waiting on the determination of a service connected disability. You cannot do either while waiting for determination of a non service connected disability.

SC's are running anywhere from 4 months to over a year depending on the problem and which region you apply in. Non service connecteds are running 6 months to over a year depending on the same things.

I just recently had someone have the awareness to ask me if I sought treatment for my condition while in the service, and as it turns out there are records to back it up and I even remember the name of the civilian doctor I was referred to, so I am going to pursue that for now. I have talked to numerous individuals about this and it was the first time anyone posed the question. Too bad the system has to work like this.

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Sorry that it works that way but I disagree with your conclusion about pension v service connection. My experience with helping Veterans is usually if the are war time Vets they can get the pension in 90 to 120 days. Service connection is often over 5 months to a year and usually partial and not full until appealed.

Just my opinion you may be right for your VARO

Anyway good luck. If you have been separated less than a year it goes faster.

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at present time I get

1. Full Unemployment comp

2. SSDI

3. 70% compensation

After many questions posed to numerous people, I think I have it figured out.

You can collect unemployment or work while waiting on the determination of a service connected disability. You cannot do either while waiting for determination of a non service connected disability.

SC's are running anywhere from 4 months to over a year depending on the problem and which region you apply in. Non service connecteds are running 6 months to over a year depending on the same things.

I just recently had someone have the awareness to ask me if I sought treatment for my condition while in the service, and as it turns out there are records to back it up and I even remember the name of the civilian doctor I was referred to, so I am going to pursue that for now. I have talked to numerous individuals about this and it was the first time anyone posed the question. Too bad the system has to work like this.

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You can work (or receive unemployment compensation) while waiting upon service-connected disability.

You cannot, on the other hand, apply for and receive non-service connected PENSION if you earn over the "government recognized poverty threshold", of if your pension would place you above this poverty threshold.

The only time that you CANNOT work is in the instance of you receiving Total Disability due to Individual UNemployability (TDIU), because it is obviously based upon you being UN-employable, hence, UN-employed at the time you make application.

There is a difference between "pension" and "compensation" and that may be the reason that you are receiving, or think that you are receiving, different answers from different peoples.

"pension" is paid to the veteran when they are not disabled due to service-connected causes, and they are, essentially, destitute.

"compensation" is just that, compensation due to loss of earnings because of service-connected injury or illness.

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at present time I get

1. Full Unemployment comp

2. SSDI

3. 70% compensation

jerr,

This looks a bit dangerous to me.

For Unemployment Compensation one has state that they are able and

available to/for work.

Receiving SSDI the SSA is stating you are NOT able to work

(substantial gainful employment)

and by accepting the benefits you are in agreement with them.

I'd certainly hope I didn't have any mean or jealouse people

out there that knew my medical and financial situation.

They could at least,stir up an hornets nest for you.

jmho,

carlie

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Carly, I first thought the same thing but I checked with SSDI and was told it's legal.

Sorry if this is confusing.

http://www.socialsecurityinsider.com/wp-co...urance-memo.pdf

jerr

jerr,

This looks a bit dangerous to me.

For Unemployment Compensation one has state that they are able and

available to/for work.

Receiving SSDI the SSA is stating you are NOT able to work

(substantial gainful employment)

and by accepting the benefits you are in agreement with them.

I'd certainly hope I didn't have any mean or jealouse people

out there that knew my medical and financial situation.

They could at least,stir up an hornets nest for you.

jmho,

carlie

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