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

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    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

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Can I file for Unemployment if I am retired military and rated and receive compensation for 100% sc, I filed for SSD however no word back yet? Live in GA...

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I am not sure but part of unemployment is looking for work. It is ok for disabled to look for work so may be ok. I would want to hear from someone who is an expert before making a move like that.

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My opinion would be "yes" provided you are not TDIU, w/the VA. You could end up paying it back, if awarded SSDI, but I'm not sure on that. When you sign up for unemployment you affirm that you are actively looking for and able to work. jmo

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Can I file for Unemployment if I am retired military and rated and receive compensation for 100% sc, I filed for SSD however no word back yet? Live in GA...

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I believe it depends on the state you live in. Call your state employment agency.

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In most states an application for ssdi would make you disquafied for Unemployment, It definitely does in most state I know of. The 1st qualifing requirement for Uneployment Ins is that you be able and available for work, and and application for ssdi would require a fact finding on able and available requirement, sence an applicatoin for SSDI you are claiming unable to work. I have been working in the feild for 20 years, but check with your state.

Your retirement only counts against UI if it is in the base period, your VA disability pay does not count here, but check with your state on this to as every state is slightly different.

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