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I need some good advice from someone more knowlegeable than me. I am currently rated at 90% SC. I plan to retire in the next several months due to my ill health. Should I apply for Voc Rehab before I file for TDIU so it will hopefully help the claim or go ahead and file for Voc Rehab and TDIU at the same time.

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I need some good advice from someone more knowlegeable than me. I am currently rated at 90% SC. I plan to retire in the next several months due to my ill health. Should I apply for Voc Rehab before I file for TDIU so it will hopefully help the claim or go ahead and file for Voc Rehab and TDIU at the same time.

John46,

Have you checked out the time limits on Voc Rehab to see

if you are still eligible ?

I think it's up to 12 years after discharge but don't hold me to that.

There are some other regs that can play into eligibility for Voc Rehab.

Before, "I plan to retire in the next several months due to my ill health."

I would get the opinion of a doctor I had a good repor with and ask if they

are willing to write a statement saying due to SC'd disability's you can no

longer hold employment and support the opinion with full medical rationale.

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