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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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Hi,

This is just my opinion.

I sure would like to see more members jumping in and providing help

when they can.

Regular responders are getting stretched kind of thin.

Come on - help out some - Ya know ya want to : -)

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I have not been on the site in a while but i do always check, i dont think that some memebers dont want to help is that when you try to help some veteran he sometimes gets upset because he didnt hear what he wanted to hear.I feel that its not worth it trying to help someone, its just my opinion i have always gotten good advice from memebers on this website that has helped me and I appreciate it to.I to will try to help the same way i was helped. :biggrin:

Carlie:

I will be more involved.

It is hard, however, because the VA is NOT consistent with its' claim decisions.

But we all know that.

I'll do what I can.

Mike S.

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Carlie:

Great point. Sometimes I know I'm selfish and only come in looking for answers, other times I offer what I can. Sometimes, it's nice to just read through the good news stories. I see it like ACOA: add when you can, listen when you can't, but always try to be here....

Some days, I think I'm better for having at least offered ideas or experience. I'm less likely to take home a lot of the baggage when I can chat with folks here. My wife and kids thank all of you for this! For those senior members (rank, not age ;-} ) here, please don't think you have to pull the load alone. I know it's important to try and at least read the new posts and research when you can, but it is OK to take a break! For others needing immediate assistance, I would suggest NOT pointing a comment at any particular elder (again, JMHO). It appears to be causing stress, and there should (hate 'shoulding' all over people) be some sensitivity to other folks' time spent in the forums. Remember, we're all volunteers.

Enough ouf my rant; I agree and will do my best!

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Guilty, of taking Berta, Carlie, Borncovet, and a few others for granted. I only check this board three times a week, but I will do my best to provide more input, and respond more...

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IMHO, If the regular know-it-all members would refrain (for a day or two) --from posting answers to every single question, then the more hidden or quiet members would step up to the plate. Just sit back now and again, and allow others to get involved. I don't know how many times I've wanted to post something; had to think about it to make sure I had it straight in my head --and by the time I was ready to post, there were already "answers" from the "top members". Also, please don't whine about over work or helping others, this is a strickly volunteer service ;-) ~Wings

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Great!!!!! I think I might be a so called "know-it- all" member and based on your suggestion -

I am gladly taking a few days off.

To give you and others a very nice chance to help.

Or maybe I will take off a week or two- after all I have been here daily for about 8-9 years.Except for when I was sick.

I can Get my Christmas shopping done early. :biggrin:

There are plenty of forums here that need input.

Thanks for your wonderful suggestion.

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