Jump to content

Announcements

  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

  • Ads

  • Fundraising-001.jpegFund HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran LLC

    HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran Fundraiser
    Revenues are down, costs are up and I need your help. Financial gifts are always appreciated but never required. If HadIt.com has helped you and you can give back a little it is appreciated Give here https://community.hadit.com/donate/make-donation/

    Give a financial gift to help with the upkeep of HadIt.com. HadIt.com is NOT a non profit. Gifts are not tax deductible, they are just gifts. 

  • Our picks

    • Wonderful news way to hang in. I hope this gives you some well deserved peace. 
    • If HadIt.com has helped you or you believe in it’s mission then please donate even $1 helps. I hope HadIt.com has provided $1’s worth of help to you. Imagine waking up and there is no HadIt.com it could happen and that is why I’m asking for your help now.



       



      Our traffic is going up and so are our expenses, however revenues have gone down and so I am reaching out to you to see if you can help me keep Hadit.com up and running.
      • 4 replies
    • https://community.hadit.com/searching-for-va-claims-information-on-hadit.com/

       

      Your question has probably been asked before so the fastest way to find the information you need is to search for it.
      • 3 replies
    • How to get your questions answered...


      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

      Note:

      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
      • 2 replies
    • Exams that were being sent strictly to contractors before, due to VAMCs not being open, are starting to be routed back to VAMCs. This is going forward from last Friday- not sure if prior scheduled exams will be re-created for VAMC vs vendor.
      • 7 replies
  • Advertisemnt

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
stanner

Voc Rehab Subsistance

Question

How did your counselor add your dependants to your Voc Rehab?? I have currently been paid for my husband but not my 3 other dependants for voc rehab subsistance, but they are on my comp. At first my new counselor told me that my old and worthless counselor should have added them and that she could look at my comp to add them to my subsistance. She said I was going to get a large sum of money for the retro from when the dependants were added on originally, but this was a month ago. I was supposed to get the retro around May 7th and that has come and gone and nothing. So I tried to call her and got no response, I emailed her and got no response. I tried to call the office to talk to someone else and then she calls and leaves me a message the next morning mad that I have been trying to get a hold of her and saying she is going above and beyond her duties to try to fix this. In the mean time I sent up an IRIS to see what was going on and was told that the forms were incomplete and I needed to fix them. I never filled out any forms and they make it sound like it is my fault. So I email her and tell her that the forms were filled out incomplete and she emails me a 21-686c to fill out and a 21-4138 to write up a statement saying when I was married, when the dependants became my dependants, etc and told me to send them to the RO. Isn't it her job to fill out the paperwork? I can't get any answers and I was told by my local VA office that I should not have to fill out that paperwork for voc rehab. I'm so confused. I was counting on this money to pay some bills and get my life back in order. Don't know what to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

stanner,

Welcome to Hadit.

Other's will chime in.

carlie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Large sum of money" doubtful. Dependent shares do not equate any large sums. You can see it when you look at allowances on pay charts. Now I was on this for a few months, it took about 2 mths to get my first check. The program was not suitable for me/disabilities/already have degrees/ so I was placed in the IL program.

They change counselors at my VARO, like one changes their underware, so likely this may have occurred to you too.

Anyway, the best way or more of contact is via email...no dispute here who called who/when/who missed call. etc. Black and white I wrote to you/you did/not respond on date/time/info! Or you responded this date, when was it turned into the pay section?

My original VocRehab/Ed counselor set up an appointment initially for me to meet him at the VARO and sign all the forms as my acceptance into the program. So the problem I had with them was sending me "ALL" copies I requested information/forms/grants regarding me in the programs... Requested first with a few phone calls then with emails to 3 different changes of counselors...Took almost 2 yrs and 15 months of requests after they had FOIA forms previously sent for them to finally respond.(BVA sent info of requests too by me)

Email your counselor, make sure you send/mail/fax your request for all papers in file, notify per email dependents were not added to awardance...and don't be afraid to resend the email if no response within a few days sent.

All else fails, contact the supervisor, and notify them of lack of response to requests. Not good to badger counselor, be diplomatic, and say perhaps there must have been a misunderstanding but I wish to know when I may receive my dependent allowance?

Don't they alread have copies off marriage license, birth certificates to prove dependents? If not as they may not be looking in your c-file as you receive it via your comp benefit for thhem, then send/fax to them...keep copies of fax sent and if mailed keep copy of certified/registerd mail receipt too. Good luck. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think Voc Rehab pays for dependents just a flat rate based on the load that you are carrying

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They actually do pay for dependents its like 20 dollars or so I think. I was in vocrehab and received 842 w/o dependents and 872 with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stanner, I think going through iris is probably the best way to put a fire under your counsler arce. I have been dealing with voc-rehab going on two years, under the independent living plan and I have yet to see anything from them. I sort of forgot about the whole program for about a year. Reason being is I could never get hold of my counsler, every once in a while I would get a call or e-mail from him. Now all of a sudden I am dealing with an outside contractor, ( in the past month ) and he seems to be very proactive. Supposedly going to pay me for computer repair around 400 bucks, they made a appointment for a va dental evaluation, as I had some expensive peridontal work done in the past year and I wil try and get reimbursed for that, they might also spring for a greenhouse in my backyard among other things that I have showed intrest in. I do not get a monthly stipend from them, so my situation is slightly different from yours. All in all, I believe Voc_rehab is just under manned and very slow. I can tell you Iris does not like to hear about no results from your voc-rehab counsler. hope this helps and good luck.

T&B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Wonderful news way to hang in. I hope this gives you some well deserved peace. 
    • If HadIt.com has helped you or you believe in it’s mission then please donate even $1 helps. I hope HadIt.com has provided $1’s worth of help to you. Imagine waking up and there is no HadIt.com it could happen and that is why I’m asking for your help now.



       



      Our traffic is going up and so are our expenses, however revenues have gone down and so I am reaching out to you to see if you can help me keep Hadit.com up and running.
      • 4 replies
    • https://community.hadit.com/searching-for-va-claims-information-on-hadit.com/

       

      Your question has probably been asked before so the fastest way to find the information you need is to search for it.
      • 3 replies
    • How to get your questions answered...


      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

      Note:

      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
      • 2 replies
    • Exams that were being sent strictly to contractors before, due to VAMCs not being open, are starting to be routed back to VAMCs. This is going forward from last Friday- not sure if prior scheduled exams will be re-created for VAMC vs vendor.
      • 7 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines