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100 Percent And Working


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Yes!!! Because you are 100% with the VA doesn't mean you can't work. Now, if you were 80% and then awarded TDIU then they would question if your working. Being 100% means your service-connected injuries are that much, it has nothing to do if you can work or not. There are A LOT of folks who are 100% and work at the VA doing claims.

BTW Congrats...

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With a lot of caveats, it's a big maybe. You indicated that likely 70% is due to PTSD. This is the sticky point. In general a VA "mental disability" award can preclude working.

But, there are a bunch of things, such as the nature and type of job, including terms like substantial employment, and so forth that can allow you to continue working.

This usually is involved when the award also specifies TDIU.

Was the award made with or without the VA knowing that you were/are working?

If without, there may be grounds for revocation, although that's not common.

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If your PTSD doctor stated you can't work because of the PTSD and the VA finds out your working they will most likely lower your rating like Chuck stated above...

Sorry I missed reading you had PTSD. Now if your PTSD is rated that much because of nightmares and such things like that then yea you can work. If I was you, I would get a boat and go fishing or hunting for awhile. Relax and enjoy life for a bit.

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Hello all

My claim was settled yesterday. I looked on ebennie and it says that i am at 100 percent. I originally was at 30% for carpel tunnel so i guess i was awarded 70 per cent for my ptsd?

I am two years away from retirement will I be able to continue working or will i have to quit in order to keep my benifits?

I haven't received my award package in the mail yet just going by what was posted online.

You might want to wait until you get your award letter. Reason 70%+30% does not add up to 100% in VAs funny math. It only adds up to a combined 80%. So unless you have some other ratings it is really hard to say. Not sure if VA granted you TDIU or 100% due to PTSD. In which these rating precludes a veteran from legally working. IMHO something is off somewhere.

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