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tuanntrang

Individual unemployment benefits

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Hey guys,

Sorry if i posted in the wrong place, I was wondering, currently i'm 50% disable service connected and work has been hard for me so i have to resign from my job not too long ago, and i file for individual claim on end of may, my question is how likely it is to get approval if all i have is a va form employer information request and my leg is been worst since last time i went to do a c&p exam.

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3 hours ago, tuanntrang said:

how likely it is to get approval

About as likely as a snow balls chance in Hades. Seriously, they will tell you that you can do sedentary work. You should look into VR&E for possible retraining. Does you doctor say you can't work at anything? Just because you meet the requirement of 38 CFR 4.16 doesn't mean you will automatically get it.

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They didn't tell me anything about working except turning in my request employer information form, just a regular exam they measure my flexion of my knee and ankle /xray and it was worse then before.

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Updated on 7/15/2019: Well been checking my case since my c&p exam, still on "Gathering Evidence", Is it suppose to be a longer process for individual unemployment case then a regular increase case? on Ebenefits it say estimate to be on August, But on Va.gov it say November, any idea?

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Being rated at 50% and leaving your job isn't likely to amount to a TDIU. You have to show that you cannot do any work at all, and you must have a single 60% rating or a combine 70% rating with one issue being rated at 40%.  If you can show that your service connected conditions prevent you from gainful employment, then you might win a TDIU claim ,  but that would also require an increase in your service connected disability rating(s). Best of Luck 

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