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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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Voc Rehab And Non Service Connected Injuries

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I am service connected for L shoulder, hearing and tinnitus 20% but my non service conditions far out way my service connected conditions. Would they also take into consideration those conditions also. I don't know anything about VRE. I have had carpal tunnel surgery both hands, c67 fusion, both shoulders with anchors,both knees, l45s1 problems, rt ankle surgery.

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This should give you some info on Voc Rehab:

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

Is the 20% somehow a combined rating?

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Yes its a combined rating. And your link states over and over service connected disability's so i am not really sure yet thanks for the help though.

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You would probably do yourself some good and just fill out an application for VR&E. You never know what the counselors will find. If you have some type of disability that is not service connected, they still have to take that into consideration when evaluating you for employment or education.

Some of those counselors are very good and will try to help you as much as possible.

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Thank that's what I needed to know was if they would look at the overall picture

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