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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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Voc Rehab Denial opinion from Counselor

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Hello everyone, I’ve been reading about VR and the effects it has on TDIU. Recently I applied for VR and after the class and paperwork I talked with the VRC about my SC disabilities and how they affect my ability to work. She told me that it appeared that I wouldn’t benefit from VR and that I couldn’t even attempt to start my own business with my drone and Ariel photography. I left feeling down on myself because what the heck was I going to do then! She said to contact her in a few days to talk about IL opinion. When I contacted her she said she would have to wait to get my PCP to agree with her decision! Is this normal? Is it up to my PCP to agree with her in order to receive the confirmation on not being able to find gainful employment? 

If this is the case I may be in trouble because my PCP is out of the country until the middle of July! Should I continue to bug the VR lady so she won’t forget about me? 

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You need to find it in your medical notes  as to what the VRC mention about you would not benefit from the VR /E Program due to your S.C. Disabilities..that will help you get the IU 

Your Quote above

''She told me that it appeared that I wouldn’t benefit from VR and that I couldn’t even attempt to start my own business with my drone and Ariel photography.'' I left feeling down ''

Its almost meaning the same thing as if they said this

''It is not feaisable to retrain this veteran at this time due to his S.C. Disabilities. ''

so use that as credible evidence in your claim for IU.

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What about the VRC saying that she had to get with my PCP to sign the paperwork? Would the VRC’s notes still show up in my VA notes?  

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Your VRC appointment should be in your C file.  Move forward as Buck advised.

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also - when ever the PCP is not available - a substitute is always assigned- to cover any patient issues.... FYI - so technically on your side you are never without a PCP - just not your PCP 

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L  Your right but, they rotate her replacement every 2 days. So, that means a different doctor every two days!  I tried to get one of the replacements doctors to help me with short term disability paperwork and they pitched a fit. 

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