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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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abnrgr88

100% IU awarded, State Unemployment still eligible?

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Served as an Army Ranger and made multiple jumps, fast rope, humps with 75lb rucks all over the globe. Now in my 40's and body is breaking down...waah right! no, i would do it all over again. just received 100% IU for various body parts. 50% depression anxiety just thrown in the mix. i now go for major reconstructive back surgery next month. rod and fusion from T2-L2. possible P&T god willing. Life changing drastically. I made good cash as a building inspector for past 3 years. been out since sep 2016 on sick medical leave, with no disability pay from the state. City i worked for didn't pay into it. Now i plan on filing for SSDI and realize (from vets on here) VA and state are separate entities. ok. understood. My question is, Can i file for state unemployment while getting 100% IU? Also i have a paper trail a mile long of service connected disabilities. any advice on SSDI

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@abnrgr88  Filing for unemployment would mean you would have to be looking for employment which you can't do because the VA is paying you because your disabilities are so severe to prevent substantial gainful activity i.e. employment. So I think it is a no go, others can chime in.

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@abnrgr88 SDI Documentation is really important so make sure they have it all laid out for them I recommend you consult Social Security's Blue Book here, like VA has the schedule for rating disabilities and SSA has their Blue Book. You may also find the site Disability Secrets helpful here's the link.

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