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Hello Everyone,

After being approved for Voc Rehab and driving 35 miles back and forth to the VR&E office, I was recently sent a letter denying me for these benefits. Overall, it was a TERRIBLE experience. I felt like she was patronizing me each time i walked into her office. Despite taking the tests, giving her my transcripts and everything going smoothly(i thought), it seemed like each time I met with her their were new reasons to string me along not give me an IWRP. One time it was the testing, the next time it was that she wasnt prepared. I almost felt as if the counselor Allison, Didn't want me to be a part of the program(despite being approved and being entitled for the VR&E benefits). I felt defeated and even went as far as calling the regional office in Philadelphia. That proved to not work as the associate VRO told me that "my counselor knows my situation and file best, she should be able to point me in the right direction."

Can anyone else share their experience (good, bad or ugly) and interactions with VOC Rehab getting(or TRYING TO get) the benefits we are entitled to in the VR&E program?

Thanks,

Pat

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6 minutes ago, asknod said:

Instead, Vet gets insulted for his/her ignorance of how the system works.

no one has insulted anyone...except you that is.

You are once again trying to stir up crap that does not exist.

7 minutes ago, asknod said:

I apologize for the insensitive responses of others,  VVAN27.

this is amazingly rich considering your own words and behaviors.

I will point out you don't speak for me and I know of no one else here who has appointed you their public spokesperson.

8 minutes ago, asknod said:

Just for the record, there is no law or regulation forbidding you from seeking VR&E entitlement before (or after) using your GI bill entitlement.

you are the only person that is even suggesting there was a law or regulation.

what there was is a very upfront question of why this person decided to just quit instead of using any or all of the alternatives he had available to him.

After all this was his "dream school", so just getting mad and running away does not make sense in the post he made.

9 minutes ago, asknod said:

However, paper trails are now apparently fair game to leave them behind on if they are perceived as stupid or mentally deficient as to how the system works

and on that attempt to insult everyone on here you have a grudge against, and apparently that is many.

What value you might have had is overshadowed by your snide, insulting posts where you deem you can insult others but then have a fit when anyone speaks back.

I suggest you go back to your mental health counselor and get a tune up .

I am now blocking you.

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This is the second time in a week that Alex has insulted many of us .AGAIN ..and besides the form he mentioned to someone was the Wrong  form----------because that widow's claims situation changed AGAIN----

You are right- there has been a significant change in his behavior over the years. Even those on his site noticed it.

I for one refuse to be intimidated by him and I dont care whose POA he Holds ( Tbirds) -I wouldn't care if he held the POA of the POPE.

I dont need any of this crap. 

Obviously we are still being expected to put up with it. 

Not me. 

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1 minute ago, Berta said:

This is the second time in a week that Alex has insulted many of us .AGAIN ..and besides the form he mentioned to someone was the Wrong  form----------because that widow's claims situation changed AGAIN----

You are right- there has been a significant change in his behavior over the years. Even those on his site noticed it.

I for one refuse to be intimidated by him and I dont care whose POA he Holds ( Tbirds) -I wouldn't care if he held the POA of the POPE.

I dont need any of this crap. 

Obviously we are still being expected to put up with it. 

Not me. 

while I agree with you, i am just tired of having to listen to the crap followed by the whine followed by another attack.

My child is grown and out of the house, I don't need to put up with another one.

 

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Paul ,

I ask Pete this question  he mention it in his post (What he got from the ILP.) From a  2015 post.

''I got ILP in Dallas but it took 3 years and 4 Vet Councillors one approved 2 Veterans in 18 months. I really think it is unfair to take 100% Veterans who know they can't work to go through the basic programs that are used to find jobs for Veterans. Using ILP and a Grant I got my bathroom remolded with walkin shower, 2 new high toilets, second bathroom painted and a pair of temperpedic beds that cost VA 8,000 bucks. I was supposed to get a new HVAC System but my VA Councilor said he would not approve it on his watch.

I have since figure out what high toilets is?The commodes are about 3 to 4 inches higher   and that makes is easier to get up. 😉

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We all will need To be approved for the things we want that would benefit us and our disability's   I would think its things like Pete mention  things that help us around the house  like his new bathroom with walk in shower and the 2 new higher commodes (toilets)but also ILP is for helping the veteran seek a new and better life   we can or use to get riding lawn mowers , camera's  , wood working tools like lays  turning machines, computers laptops, And I think Flat Screens TV's. what ever our hobby's are, the ILP is there to help us afford all this stuff  to live a better way of life  but it has changed up it seems..

The higher ups from ILP will come out and do the assessments them self to see just how disable we actually are to give their approval   and I think that's just flat wrong.  IT SEEMS IF THEY LIKE YOU YOU MAY GET APPROVED.

  For some veterans they have disability's that are not visual to other people like PTSD  or  a bad disease  ect,,,ect,,  you don't have to be in a wheel chair to be disabled.

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  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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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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