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100% P&t And Unemployable?


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I have asked the VA to Clarify my rating and got a letter stating that I have a combined rating of 100% P&T and my disabilities makes me unemployable and no further examination in the future.

Can I be both P&T and unemployable?

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Is your 100% P & T rating for PTSD or another mental disorder?

It is my understanding the VA considers a disabled veteran with a 100% rating for a mental disorder to be unemployable and the veteran's rating might be jeopardized if they do engage in substantially gainful employment.

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Great question!

The VA rep who spoke at my TAPS class said that with a 100% combined rating, a veteran can work. With TDIU, a veteran cannot work. I think the point the rep was trying to make is that if you have the right combination of disabilities and severities to make 100%, the VA doesn't feel you could work based on the math but does not prohibit you from trying. But if you go to the VA at 70% or more and claim you cannot work, then you need to make your word your bond. This is one big reason I haven't pursued TDIU.

With a P&T determination, though...can that be revoked? By it's nature, isn't that "permanent and total," meaning no further review necessary at any point ever?

Would rather rely on the experience of this group.

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None of my ratings are for mental disorder, all are physical disabilities. I requested my rating from the VA twice and got the same response twice. It's just confusing, especially reading the responses because I didn't think you could be both 100% P&T and unemployable with no future exams.

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You are P&T but nothing is really permanent, until you reach the 20yr mark. Sounds like they gave you TDIU, however if your disabilities total 100%, using the combined ratings table, then you are 100% scheduler and you can work, w/o losing your VA rating.

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Jay,

I just checked my 100% P & T documentation which states "no future exams are scheduled" but the word "unemployable" is not shown in any of my documents. I really don't know how to explain your letter. Hopefully, someone will let you know.

Good luck.

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This what they have said twice when I requested clarification of my disability ratings, "Your combined rating is at 100%, you are unemployable due to your service-connected disabilities. You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due to your service connected disabilities. You are not schedule for future examinations."

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