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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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I am at 70% and have depression as one of my claims. I wanted to file for IU due to not able to hold employment due to depression as well as IBS. Do I do this on E Benefits?

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GR STONE I already applied for ssdi so next step is to meet with my VR Conselor and tell him I want the IL Program and to let him know I am filing for IU due to my depression and IBS. I am not sure how he will deal with this all as I am suppossed to now seek employment upon graduation..

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Being in Voc Rehab or actually graduating from Voc Rehab does not preclude a Vet from being Awarded IU. Of course it's taken into consideration by the Rater, especially when considering a Vets ability to do sedentary work.

Any chance you could post a redacted copy of your C & P MH DBQ that resulted in the 70% SC?

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GA Stone to be on the IL program do I have to be 100% total because I am at 70%. I could also send you a copy of my DBQ personally. Reason I am seeking IU is due to my doctor being concerned and my stomach issues along with depression are really bad and have continued to worsen over the past year

 

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Actually GA STONE I do not have a copy and did not ask for a copy of that C & P MH DBQ. I wish I did that as I now know to get copies of that everytime i do a C&P. My doctor does note exams and my IBS exam is on myehealth. I am going to check to see if the origional C&P I did for MH is on my ehealth.

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Was your MH C & P conducted at your VMC? If so, you should be able to obtain a copy of the DBQ from either the VMC Med Rec Dept or actually off your MHV Blue Button "Clinician Treatment Notes" for the date of the C & P.

To use the IL Program, a Comp Vet just has to have the same qualifying SC % (20 or 30%) required to get into the VR Program. I'm not sure, never really gave it any thought but Vet Pension Recipients might also be eligible for the IL program.

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