Here's my situation:
Put in for increase (PTSD & migraines) along with IU in Sept. 2010, which just got approved to 100% this week (70% for disabilities but IU brings it to 100%). Back pay for 21 months is about to go through.
Couldn't wait almost 2 years without income, had a 2 month sales job last year (was fired), and have worked at a gun store ($10/hr.) from Nov. 2011 to present (quitting this week). Am I going to be penalized, fined for the large back pay I'm about to get? What should I do? When will I lose IU? How should I respond?
Can I spend the back pay or will I owe the VA $?