Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0

Got Response From Voc Rehab In Mail


Michellee

Question

Well white evelope came in the mail stating that they received my application for Voc Rehab and employment benefits. But I applied for ILP. The letter goes on to state that a VA staff member will conduct an orientation to Chap 31 services for which I must attend. I cant even bring myself to fill out this long 4 page paperwork they sent me. I just have to much anxiety and my head is all fogged up. It says I should plan for the meeting to last 6 HOURS. You have got to be kidding me. I could physically last in nobody's chair for 6 hours. Is bad as I want the ILP I cant take all of this. Says I have to watch a video and do some vocational testing. Geeze Luise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 4
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder

I did the voc rehab thing about 2 years ago at the advice of one of my VA doctors. I believe it's all tied together and they make everyone see the same video and take a mini-iq test and occupational testing. If you get to see the video I saw, it had a guy who used voc rehab and opened his own barber shop. The voc rehab counselor said that was very unrealistic, which made me wonder why it was there to start with. Don't try to tackle the questionnaires all at once. Grab a page and chew on it for a while, then go onto another when you are ready. Be sure to take breaks too!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

WENT THROUGH this before I got to bad but my counselors were useless! After doing all the tests and having the home invation thing I went off on my counselor because she get telling me I was old and kept asking "how can we help you"? You are 60 years old and by the time you get out of school you will retire! Theb she said it again and I blew up and she had me excorted out because I lost it. Next thing I knew I got a call from VA to come in for a MH exam. DXed me with PTSD and gave me 50% and sent me on my way to the Vet center.

I would like to go back and get into the ILP program and see if they well bring up my quality of life not sure though if they will see me.

If I were you Michelle I would go through the hoops for them but I would make sure they understand you can't work with your axiety and see where it goes.

Good Luck and pleaase let us know how you do!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ok Stillhere and Pete going to try but 6 HOURS and I swear my axiety is getting worse. Not ready to share about that but it is. I was diagnosed with MDD and PTSD only rated for the MDD and medicated for depression I dont think I get anything for anxiety and dont need another pill anyways just need to crawl under a rock right now. I'm sorry bad day and I cant seem to get enough focus to finsih one dam page of this book they sent me to fill out.

I will keep you posted and I feel like crap.

Link to comment
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.

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Our picks

  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • How to get your questions answered...

    question-001.jpeg

    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.

    1. 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’.
    2. 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.
    3. 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?
      • 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.

  • 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

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines