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I'm scheduled for appt. with Voc Rehab this Tuesday and want to know if I need to bring my paperwork from prior schooling, work history and resume's if I'm just applying for unemployable (IL). I understand I have to go thru the 6 hour class and take thier test's and all. My claim for TDIU was denied for reason of; "I could work sitting down". I filed reconsideration which is still pending. The SO at RO requested I seek Voc Rehab to claim I'm unemployable. So, is the paperwork needed just to seek unemployable status?

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Unless Voc Rehab says you are not able to be rehabilitated this is not going to help your TDIU claim. What are you trying to accomplish? If you are accepted for rehab are you going to be able to work at the end of the program? Your SO is assuming voc rehab is going to say you can't be rehabbed. Voc rehab may not agree with that idea. You don't want to give the VA evidence unless you know what the evidence will say.

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Unless Voc Rehab says you are not able to be rehabilitated this is not going to help your TDIU claim. What are you trying to accomplish? If you are accepted for rehab are you going to be able to work at the end of the program? Your SO is assuming voc rehab is going to say you can't be rehabbed. Voc rehab may not agree with that idea. You don't want to give the VA evidence unless you know what the evidence will say.

My appointment is tomorrow at 8:30, do you think I'm better off canceling it?

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You might as well go for the testing. Just be honest about the extent of your disabilites. They may determine you are not a good candidate for rehabilitation due to your disabilites. That would help a TDIU claim. Can I ask how old you are? That is important for your own life. Maybe you can be rehabilitated. You need to examine your own ability to work in the future.

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Like John said......this may be a good thing! If the counselor finds you to be unemployable, he/she can write a letter stating just that! So this may be a good thing, I would go and be honest about your SC conditions!

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I'm 57 years. GED education, with no prior schooling or specialty other than the apprenteship program of 4 years to be a electrical lineman (High Liner). I worked doing that for the past 21 years until discharged with disibility retirement due to SC injury in 2008, and havn't worked since. Since the C&P examiner stated I can work secretary jobs my TDIU was denied. I filed reconcider letter stating from my Pain management Dr I can not sit more than 15 mins. because of cramps, pain,etc. The TKR I had in 2009 wasn't fully successful, therefore rating me at 60%. So, I'm not sure what Voc Rehab will say about being IU. I'll be going in blinded on what to say or do. My reconsider letter for TDIU is still pending.

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