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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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First of all, what was your gaf score at your c & p?

Secondly, you need to be in a treatment program with a good personal doctor and after a few sessions have him write you a letter of dignosis. If he feels you are unable to work due to your PTSD he will put it in the letter. Then you appeal and send the letter in.

I don`t know what the time frame is off hand, but I believe if you have new evidence right away, you can send it back to the RO office and ask them to review their recent decision and maybe change it. This might be alot quicker than going the next step with the BVA. I`m not sure if this can be done after an appeal, it may be only allowed after a first time claim decision. I`m sure someone will clarify this right away.

Anyway, bottom line is you have to have a treatment program set up and get an IMO. Of course I`m taking it for granted you think you need treatment if you asked for IU.

I`m 50% PTSD and have appealed for 100% IU/PT. I`m in treatment with a psychologist and psychiatrist monthly now (was weekly at first) and have submitted an IMO from both stating I`m unemployable now and in the future. You need a psychiatrist to prescribe meds.

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Romad,

We were just told that our claim was at the authorization team. I see that you were told the same thing on 1/24/07. Did they already award your retro and then you got the letter? Or have you only received the letter so far.

Just curious because we were told that we should get a letter in 7-10 days also. Just wondered when and if the payment would be direct deposited or if we would receive a check and when.

Glad to hear your claim was approved for all but the IU. I agree with Berta of what your next step is to get approval for IU.

Thanks,

Brandy

Bumped up to 70% but was denied IU, 50%ptsd,20%dm-2, 10%right leg,10% left leg periphial neurophy.

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As long as they aren't authorizing it to the BVA-

if you gave them you direct deposit number -when you filed the claim- start checking your bank account next week- or the mail box-

I always got checks before the award letter came.

I am sure that the claim has been awarded-

they said mine had been in authorization for 3 signatures and they sent it then to the BVA!But I got it back to the RO.

If they say it needs 3 signatures, the retro is $25,000 or over- if less signatures- hard to say how much-

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Berta,

Thanks for the response. My husband was already receiving direct deposits from the VA for his DMI, so I guess they would do the same for this claim.

I called a second time to the 800# to make sure I got the same answer about the claim being in authorization. The second time the lady was very rude. I was trying to find out how many authorizations (signatures) it needed. But she just said wait for a letter!

So I don't know if they need three signatures or not. I was curious about if it was over 25k also. I would think so since we filed the claim in Dec. 05.

I hate to keep calling them, but I would like to find out if it needs three signatures. I read somewhere on a posting that Vike said if the claim needs three signatures it would delay the letter by a couple of weeks.

Brandy

As long as they aren't authorizing it to the BVA-

if you gave them you direct deposit number -when you filed the claim- start checking your bank account next week- or the mail box-

I always got checks before the award letter came.

I am sure that the claim has been awarded-

they said mine had been in authorization for 3 signatures and they sent it then to the BVA!But I got it back to the RO.

If they say it needs 3 signatures, the retro is $25,000 or over- if less signatures- hard to say how much-

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Romad,

We were just told that our claim was at the authorization team. I see that you were told the same thing on 1/24/07. Did they already award your retro and then you got the letter? Or have you only received the letter so far.

Just curious because we were told that we should get a letter in 7-10 days also. Just wondered when and if the payment would be direct deposited or if we would receive a check and when.

Glad to hear your claim was approved for all but the IU. I agree with Berta of what your next step is to get approval for IU.

Thanks,

Brandy

Got the award letter two days ago but no money yet. I got first award with money before letter.

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