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Sep 3 08 4:09 AM
SapperGeorge: I am 90% from the VA but still want to work and earn some decent
money if I can whether through some Voc rehab assistance or GI Bill schooling.
Sep 3 08 5:16 AM
Hey folks, I am confused and can use some guidance.
I am 90% from the VA but still want to work and earn some decent money if I can whether through some Voc rehab assistance or GI Bill schooling.
Should I appeal to try for 100% and if successful will this limit my work options or should I just deal with the 90% and work as much as I possibly can?
I still have a major issue that they have not decided to rate me on yet and found something else I did not claim so I can probably push it to the 100% with
those 2 cases but kind of perplexed with the whole rating and working process. Thanks.
ps, is there a format or form that is required to get a copy of my C&P exams from the VA?
Sep 3 08 2:20 PM
Sep 3 08 2:28 PM
60% TDRL, USAF O-4
Fail 'til you succeed!
Sep 3 08 2:42 PM
Thanks again. So if I understand this, if I am 100% through a VA rating I can work but if I am 100% through IU I can't?
Sep 4 08 12:14 AM
Sep 4 08 12:46 PM
Could you give us the breakdown of your SCs..your per centages of your service connected disabilities? Then that would help us help you.
Sep 4 08 5:23 PM
Dang, I did get a service connection rating for PTSD amongst other things, am I a no-go at this station if my appeal takes me to the 100% category? (for
Thanks. You guys have given me answers that 2 service reps couldn't.
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Sep 5 08 8:32 PM
There is no limitation to working if your 100% for a mental health issue. I would like to see the CFR on that.
The only people I know that say you can't work is the American Legion at the BVA, but they can't support with either court cases or CFR.
I don't work for the American Legion, and I say that. Besides, why on earth would the American Legion being arguing to BVA the position that someone
can't work and be 100 percent. The American Legion represents veterans at BVA, not work against them. Are you saying that if VA tried to evaluate someone
at 100 percent who was working the American Legion would be arguing that the guy shouldn't be 100 percent because he's working??????? And why would
the issue be before BVA if a 100 percent evaluation was awarded?
Having said that, welcome to the forum. I see that you previously worked in Veteran Services, but I will admit that I don't know what a "Veterans
Claims Agent" is. Were you a Veteran Services Representative (VSR)?
There are several current and former Rating Specialists along with a VSR or two that post in the forum, and I'm a retired Decision Review Officer and a
long time Rating Specialist before I was a DRO. I could be wrong but I doubt that any of us would assign a 100 percent evaluation for a mental disorder when
the person was capable of holding a job, even if it was just part-time. He/she simply wouldn't meet the criteria spelled out in 38 CFR, Part 4 for a
schedular 100 percent evaluation, nor am I aware of any Court cases where such an evaluation has been granted. If you know of such a case I would enjoy
reading it. As they say, you are never too old to learn.
Sep 6 08 11:58 AM
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Sep 6 08 2:08 PM
If your on your meds, you don't have total social impairment.
Having done about 4,000 claims.
In your oppinion as a former DRO, you wouldn't rule in such a way. That we agree, but the next person - who knows.
If you wish to inquire more about me, email me and I'll send you my former bosses phone #. Oh, he's a DRO too!
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