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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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Claim Decision - Total & Permanent but.......


Based on Ebenefits, they have closed my open claim and awarded me additional ratings. I was already 100% combined; however, when I go to Documents/Records and retrieve a VA benefits summary letter, it shows YES for 'You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due soley to your service connected disabilities. The commissary letter goes on to say it is permanent and not scheduled for any future exams.

Here lies my question......would any of these state unemployable if the VA decision was that I am total, permanent and unemployable? I realize this will be all spelled out when I get the yellow envelope in the mail but thought others with experience might be able to let me know what I should see on these.



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Did you apply for TDIU?  If not, then I don't believe that they will award it....and if you're already at 100%, then TDIU offers no additional benefits.




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Sorry.  You have 2 choices. 

1.  Conjure up different senarios of how you think ebenefits is spot on and can be trusted.  Given that we know ebenefits to be unreliable, you would be better off going fishing, camping, visit your grandchildren, plant a garden, or clean out your garage.   You can also make a plan on what to do with the money, such as 

a) if its over 20,000  b) if its 10-20k  c if its less than 10,000.  

2. Wait for the BBE and the deposit in the bank and read what the decision says.  

I favor the later part of option one or option 2.  

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Tom, it appears to me that you are Rated 100% SC Scheduler and your DX's are determined to be T & P, with no Future Exams Scheduled, that is, unless you file a New Secondary Issue Claim. Were you ever classified as IU, prior to receiving the 100% Scheduler Rating?

I was rated IU P&T "NFE" Scheduled 2012 thru 12/15. Yearly E-Ben Comp Award letter always indicated the 90% SC being paid at the 100%  level due to IU Award. This changed 01/03/2016, New Secondary issue Awarded from 05/15 FDC, got my SC SA 50% bumped to 100%.

01/16 E-Ben Comp Letter, now says nothing about my IU Rating still being in effect, strictly addresses the 100% SC and SMC S (1), T&P and "NFEs."

If your 100% SC Scheduler, the issue of an IU Award, becomes "Moot." The basic comp is the same, only real difference, with IU, Earned Income "SGI" above $12,400 under 65 could result an Award Reduction. The 100% Scheduler Award, carries no Earned Income restrictions.

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I've never been IU nor have I applied for it

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