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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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mav2u

Tdiu An Working A Job During The Process?

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I put my TDIU claim in 3 years ago. Got divorced this past year an because of the divorce I needed to find a job to work. I finally found one in July of 2012 an was working a few hours a week to help keep from going into foreclosure on my house. I had to also triple my pain meds to work this job.

I even told my C&P examiner I worked an was in pain the whole time but it was what I had to do to keep from being homeless!! I had my C&P exam in October 2012. I'm still working this job today!

I finally got my decision for 100% TDIU the other day.

My question is will they look back at what I earned on my tax returns? I earned less than $6000 dollars last year an only $3000 this year so far. Which I have already quit my part time job that I worked at for the Government as a disabled vet.

Will they cancel my TDIU for this? I had to work an it sucked ever hour that I worked while I was in pain an eating pain pills like candy every day!!!?.

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In a perfect world, this income I doubt it. But Remember this is the VA and they are a different bunch. They may see this and try to torture you just because they can.

Keep your eyes open when it comes to dealing with the VARO.

J

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You are going to have to fill out an employment questionaire probably within a year of your getting TDIU. What you are swearing to is if you have worked during the last year or not, and if you have worked how much did you earn. I think I would quit work of any kind right away. Like John B I don't trust the VA at all. I am TDIU for 11 years. I have not worked for money in 11 years. I have done some volunteer work but very limited. Tell the truth and I think you will be OK. Just don't push them to far.

John999

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The numbers show "marginal" employment. Supposedly, this can be considered "positive" evidence in a proper evaluation.

What the VA does or doesn't do is another story, since they like to twist anything they can to count against a claim.

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I have to fill out a Questionnaire every year if I have worked?

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I have to fill out a Questionnaire every year if I have worked?

VA FORM 21-4140 - 1
AUG 2011
EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONNAIRE
"Instructions
You are receiving compensation at the 100 percent rate based on being unable to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation as a result of your service-connected disabilities.
If you were self-employed or employed by others, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, at any time during the past 12 months, compete Section I of this form. If you have not been employed during the past 12 months, complete Section II of this form.
You must complete the required items fully and accurately and return the form to the VA office shown above within 60 days. If you do not return the form within 60 days, your benefits may be reduced."

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/vba-21-4140-1-are.pdf

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