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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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this is for increase in Depression. I am rated at 50% now.

will I get an increased with this   your opinion.

 

In the Opinion of the Examiner the current continuation and progression of the veteran's  symptoms pattern with increase impairment in occupation and social function

is more likely than not (greater than 50%) due to exacerbation of her dysthymic disorder.

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Well, it is possible you might get 70% but because you are working it makes it less likely.  As long as you can work the VA thinks even if you are psychotic you don't rate anything above 50% usually.    If you do get 70% then if you were to retire on disability you probably could get TDIU pretty fast, but they know this so less likely to grant  70% to a vet who is still working.

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