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Rangerwaldo

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Hello,

I meet with the Voc Rehab counselor on 5/3/11 to discuss my options? Im currently rated at 100% with P&T pending. I really don't know what to expect. I know my days of doing tough physical work are over. Any Ideas on what they will offer me or suggest?

Thank You,

Waldo

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Why are you visiting voc rehab if you are 100% P&T? According to VA you are permanently disabled. Do you not believe you are permanently disabled any more? You do not have to use voc rehab if you are P&T except if you want that quality of life program. Why do you want to go back to work if you are 100%? What makes you think you are able? If you are P&T I don't think the VA is going to want to send you to school or train you. They don't want to spend money on someone who may never be able to work.

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Hi John,

I get your point. I really hadn't put to much thought into the P&T because it was pending. I actually had thought about going back to school but I guess that won't be an option if Va is not going to pay. I have no intention on going back to my previous two jobs due to physical limitations. I guess I'll show up to the Appt. and see what happens. Thanks for your response.

Waldo

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Waldo

How old are you if you don't mind telling? If I was over 40 I sure would not do anything to rattle the cage of the VA regarding my 100% status. Even if you go to some school that does not mean you get a job especially if you are disabled and over 40. If I was younger than 40 and had a physical disability only I think I would just get some kind of job with little stress and collect my 100%. If it is for mental condition you can't work and get 100% because if the VA finds out you will see your 100% reduced. If you are 100% for physical condition you can work all you want as much as you are able. I think if you completed some kind of vocational rehabilitation the VA might think you are no longer 100% and they might be right.

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Hi John,

Im 44 years old. My 100% is for PTSD, Lower Back, Both knees, Right Hand, Arthritis, Hearing and tinnitus. I hear what your saying in regards to what VA might think and do. I will ask the counselor straight out on tuesday if this will jeopardize my rating. I have no problem walking away if it does. A friend told me this afternoon to look into the Independent Living? I guess I'll see what happens and take it from there. I have three kids under eleven and I don't want to screw anything up.

Regards,

Waldo

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