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Individual unemployablity vs 100% P & T DISABILTY


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    I am rated at 90% service connected disabilty, BUT...being paid 100%, disability due to my individual unemployablity rating which I've had for going on 5 years now. Also as far as I can tell, have been scheduled no future appoinments to review my conditions or classification as unemployable.

     I now have 2 kids in college and with me being on a fixed income and unable to work would REALLY benefit from a P & T rating so then my children's undergraduate tuition would be paid for in full here in TEXAS. 

     I had my $28,000 in studen loans from MY EDUCATION costs 100% forgiven due to being permanently disabled, but for my spouse and children to benefit apparently I need a P & T stamp in my file? How do I get this?

 

   

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If your conditions are mostly static, usually you just ask for it, but in order to qualify for DEA, you hang to be a schedularly 100% rated p and t. So, in your case you would have to have something that you can show is worse, and static conditions (not subject to change), then apply. 

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12 hours ago, Clburf1970 said:

    I am rated at 90% service connected disabilty, BUT...being paid 100%, disability due to my individual unemployablity rating which I've had for going on 5 years now. Also as far as I can tell, have been scheduled no future appoinments to review my conditions or classification as unemployable.

     I now have 2 kids in college and with me being on a fixed income and unable to work would REALLY benefit from a P & T rating so then my children's undergraduate tuition would be paid for in full here in TEXAS. 

     I had my $28,000 in studen loans from MY EDUCATION costs 100% forgiven due to being permanently disabled, but for my spouse and children to benefit apparently I need a P & T stamp in my file? How do I get this?

 

   

It sounds like you already are P&T.  On ebenefits go to your main page.  In main links just below the heading you will see MANAGE.  Hover this link and go down Documents and Records and click it.  

Next VA Letters.  click it.  Next Click Benefits Summary - Veteran Benefits and scroll down there should be a box there at the bottom which will tell you if you are or not.  

I believe you need P&T to get your own loans forgiven.  

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