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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 wonder if I sent in my SS statement showing that I havent worked in 5 years along with all the applications and polite "no openings at this time" responses from employers would it help my TDIU claim?

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Forgive me if I am totally off my medication really mess with my concentration plus I have cognitive problems but you stated:

I wonder if I sent in my SS statement showing that I haven't worked in 5 years along with all the applications and polite "no openings at this time" responses from employers would it help my TDIU claim?

Wouldn't this tell VA that you are actually looking for work but just have not found a job yet?

What applications and polite "no openings at this time" are you talking about? Are you looking for work or not? Are you on social security and looking for work? What type of social security statement are you talking about?

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No!! "No openings" doesn't equate to you being unemployable, period.

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I wonder if I sent in my SS statement showing that I havent worked in 5 years along with all the applications and polite "no openings at this time" responses from employers would it help my TDIU claim?

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Its just that I apply to all these places and they all respond "no positions available" but they still have the "now hiring"signs out and I see new faces so I know that they are hiring, just not hiring me. Walmart,Sears,Office Depot,McDonalds,Taco Bell..they all ask on the application (and its one of the first ten questions) "military affiliations" I click on Veteran..then they ask "are you a disabled veteran" do I have to answer this? It seems that it is not helping me get a job at all..and this is just the application I havent even been asked to an interview.

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It seems that you are a little confused, TDIU is for people who can't work due to service connected disabilities not for people who can't find a job. Have you tried Voc Rehab?

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Sounds like to Pete and myself that you need to make a appointment with VR&E! They will help you find suitable employment based on your qualifications and your physical abilities!

Go here VR&E @ VA.GOV

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