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Request advice about obtaining a letter of unemployability from my Doctor

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Hello fellow Vets, I am rated at 90% service connected disabled. I am also scheduled for surgery in February 2017, for a service-connected injury. I will have a joint corrected and bone surgery. I will also be in a cast or other therapeutic device for at least 12 weeks.  I know that I will not be able to return to work, due to pain and other medical conditions. How do I go about getting my Doctor to give me a letter of unemployability in my behalf ?    Thank You all in advance .

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I may be wrong, but if your surgery is service connected related, you can submit a claim for 100% while you are out of work.  You would need a letter (note) from your doctor for the time you missed work.  I have no experience with this, however, that is what I read.

I would think you would get the 100% percent until you recovered and went back to work.  However, it after surgery, you were not able to your current job again, then you could file for IU.

Someone on here with more experience will hopefully have be more help.  You could also contact your local Vet rep.  I use my local CVSO (County Veterans Service Officer) for questions also.

Good luck,

Hamslice

 

 

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