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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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Indy_CV62_OS

A Watched Pot Never Boils...

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I'm not sure that PTSD includes obsessive behavior but watching Metrics and va.gov several times a day is not gonna get it anymore.  As best as I can tell, my Appeal will take at least another 14 months or so to reach the Board.  I just hope that others are able to maintain their sanity....The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and then expecting a different result...it's very difficult to wait them out.  We have to believe that the people at VA are trying to work on the backlog and providing whatever service they can to those of us who have Served.

I have to rest on that.  I'm Praying for DRO Grant but I'm expecting my Appeal to be Certified soon.  I think that when we cross into the next step, this gives us some reassurance and a little peace.  As long as we can fully understand each step and communicate with our Advocate, everything should work out.  It really is about doing the time and waiting out the process.  

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12 minutes ago, kanewnut said:

I have kept IU going since 2007. That is when SSDI was awarded with a date back to 2005. I had applied for IU earlier but was denied. The DAV told me I needed new and material evidence to refile. I went into VR&E and took tests, I think I took them at home on my computer. But my PCP filled out the paper work to show I can't work. So VR&E filled out a letter to indicate I can't be accepted in the program. DAV is my VSO. They are worth everything I pay them. I am now at 90%. I have had about 10 C&P's over the years.

So what you're saying is that with 90% combined and with one at 40%, IU is not a gimme.  Sheesh.  And you're on SSDI as well.  Un-frigging-real.  That's a disgrace.  I mean you are right there in the IU wheelhouse and they won't just Grant it.  I am really pulling for you to get it.

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40% is for my low back. That was in 2001. I have had a single 70% for depression for several years. I think I need about one more percentage point to be 100% schedular. There are lots of CUE's in my records. One day I will get a big payday or die trying.

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3 minutes ago, kanewnut said:

40% is for my low back. That was in 2001. I have had a single 70% for depression for several years. I think I need about one more percentage point to be 100% schedular. There are lots of CUE's in my records. One day I will get a big payday or die trying.

CUE is so damn hard.  I wonder if you could find an Attorney and file a Writ of Mandamus with the Federal Court.  It's a very long process and it might be difficult to find a Lawyer that would take the case on contingency basis.

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31 minutes ago, Indy_CV62_OS said:

find an Attorney and file a Writ of Mandamus with the Federal Court.

I don't think this can be done until you get a denial from the BVA. 

 

32 minutes ago, Indy_CV62_OS said:

CUE is so damn hard.

Why do you say this? How many have you filed?

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Kanewnut -Do I understand you get TDIU for the  SC 70% depression

and you get SSDI solely for the depression?

And Voc Rehab turned you down solely due to your SC disabilities?

If so- is the VA aware of the  SSDI award ? and Also aware of the VOC Rehab turn down?

Have you ever posted your last denial here?

I sure do not think CUEs are that difficult in most cases.

The biggest problem I see with CUEs that are denied at the BVA, is that the veteran did not properly identify the legal errors they made.And they take a lot of reading, if one has never filed a CUE before.

 

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