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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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Hi all. Like the title says, I've applied to go through the process in hopes to get Independent Living Services. I'm 100% P&T and tried the going to work thing, getting a scathing letter back from the RO Director (via my local Senator) saying if I tried to work it could hurt my VA disability compensation/or my disabilities MAY have improved. Well I can't set around the house any more, I have done this for 13-yrs. I feel like a caged Tiger. My physical Disabilities are not bad enough that I can't get outside and move around (lucky me, I feel for those that can't). Setting around makes my physical problems just as bad or worse than getting physical exercise. So it comes down to my Psychological health, sitting around the house makes my depression worse. But getting out and doing Physical things is painful but makes my Depression better. Sooooo is there any chance in hell the VA will help me under the ILS program or are they going to tell me (that's a hobby) and we ain't gonna help you. I hope this make sense, I'm half in the bag and this would be the ONLY time I would discuss my personal prob's on line.

Thank you,

David

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David:

The ILS Program was designed to help Veterans like you and once Voc Rehab says that you can't be retrained for work they are supposed to offer it. Usually they will send someone to your home to check things out and develop a plan. Like everything else you have to ask VA to do it. The ILS request is on the same form that you filled out for Voc Rehab.

I am looking at it myself to have my bathroom redone from sunken stub to a full walkin shower and maybe a new a/c system

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Hi all. Like the title says, I've applied to go through the process in hopes to get Independent Living Services. I'm 100% P&T and tried the going to work thing, getting a scathing letter back from the RO Director (via my local Senator) saying if I tried to work it could hurt my VA disability compensation/or my disabilities MAY have improved. Well I can't set around the house any more, I have done this for 13-yrs. I feel like a caged Tiger. My physical Disabilities are not bad enough that I can't get outside and move around (lucky me, I feel for those that can't). Setting around makes my physical problems just as bad or worse than getting physical exercise. So it comes down to my Psychological health, sitting around the house makes my depression worse. But getting out and doing Physical things is painful but makes my Depression better. Sooooo is there any chance in hell the VA will help me under the ILS program or are they going to tell me (that's a hobby) and we ain't gonna help you. I hope this make sense, I'm half in the bag and this would be the ONLY time I would discuss my personal prob's on line.

Thank you,

David

David,

I want to file for the same thing but just keeep getting denied? and I ask why any sugestions?

Bill

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David,

I want to file for the same thing but just keeep getting denied? and I ask why any sugestions?

Bill

Bill, I believe you have too be SC at least 10% and above to qualify.

David

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WELL, that didn't take long. I called the RO Voc-Rehab yesterday too see if they had got my Application. Yup, all ready assigned me a counselor, patched me through to her. Said I was looking for ILS but didn't need in home re-mods. just wanted something for outside too do for my depression, Nope we don't do that sort of thing (while she was chuckling). SOOOO I said sorry I wasted your time, you can cancel my app. Thank you anyhow. Guess I'll go get some sleep until beer time, sleeping does make the time go faster.

David

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Said I was looking for ILS but didn't need in home re-mods. just wanted something for outside too do for my depression, Nope we don't do that sort of thing (while she was chuckling).

David

Well, you could let them raise your toilets to 17" standard toilets are 15", like I'm in the process of doing! It helps when you have a back condition.

IMO, I would let them come to your house, they will develop a plan to make your daily living better. If you want a hobby, that would have been discussed by the VRE counselor while he was doing his/her ILS assessment! I would reconsider and re-schedule for the in-home assessment....that way you can tell them that you need a hobby to be part of your daily living needs!

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