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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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Does this sound like it will hurt my claim?

(1) Trauma effects on Veteran's Memory seem to create one of his most significant impairments. Work on aircraft, where the lives of pilots & passengers are at risk, and much of the tasks are quite technical, seems particularly inappropriate for an individual with his apparent level of cognitive impairment. (2) In most employments, relationships & cooperation with coworkers & customers are important. The Veteran's emotional impairments would seem to be a liability. (3) What he interprets as chronic headache, may be a response to cognitive impairment. An employer would be prudent who asks himself whether this Veteran with his impairments is the individual who should be working on aircraft engines. The Veteran's Physician requested from the employer a modification of his work schedule because of concerns about circadian rhythms in the Veteran. That request was nixed because granting it would in the employer's view, it would be a violation of the collectible bargaining agreement with the Union. However, the Veteran's positives with respect to employment were well stated by him when he said to this examiner, "I'm as strong as an OX". 

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My diagnosis 

For the Established Compensation Condition of - RESIDUALS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WITH COGNITIVE DISORDER, SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSSES/LAPSES, DIFFICULTY SLEEPING, PROBLEM SOLVING WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER 

but didn't check this off WTF 

[] Mental disorder (including emotional, behavioral, or cognitive)

If checked, ALSO complete Mental Disorders or 

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IF THE VETERAN HAS A DIAGNOSED TBI AND A CO-EXISTING SEPARATE PSYCHIATRIC CONDITION, PLEASE STATE, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, WHICH EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIORAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ARE PARTS OF THE CO-EXISTING MENTAL DISORDER AND WHICH REPRESENT RESIDUALS OF TBI. IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE SUCH A DETERMINATION WITHOUT SPECULATION, PLEASE STATE SO. 

N/A 

how can he say N/A if he also put cant remember accident and puts I'm diagnosed with TBI with PTSD.

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