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11P&YBOWHUNTER
06-19-2009, 04:16 PM
Anyone on here get 100% disability? I have a few questions regarding the ability to get a job while 100% disabled but the VA office will not answer the phone and the rep on my base is in the hospital...

Nautical Son
06-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Chad PM incoming...

hoochfisher
06-19-2009, 05:23 PM
Tgattis, i love that avatar!

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Mel
06-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Try Benefits Navigator. They're very good with the labor laws and disability stuff.

http://www.bpaoga.com/

11P&YBOWHUNTER
06-20-2009, 01:56 AM
I guess i should have been a bit more clear. I was referring to 10% disability through the Military. I do not intend to claim SSDI because i intend to get a job but had questions in regards to it...i guess i will have to wait till Monday.

merc123
06-20-2009, 04:57 AM
I asked my E7 today about this. He said that it didn't work the same way as SSDI that you could get a job. Don't take it as fact...but if you do find out please post.

Ruger#3
06-20-2009, 05:58 AM
Hope this helps.

Can Working Veterans Receive Disability Benefits?

Yes. Most veterans receiving Disability Compensation continue to work, as they have no prohibitions on obtaining and/or maintaining employment. Only those few who receive a higher rating because they are considered “Unemployable” would run into problems by working. Some veterans receiving Disability Compensation can even continue their military service, although they can not receive military pay and disability payments at the same time (in these cases, disability payments are temporarily suspended during periods of military service).

Veterans receiving Non-Service Connected Pension can also work part-time so long as their income does not exceed the income cap for the program. If they are capable of working full-time, they would not meet the 100% disabled requirement for this benefits.

More info at this state website...

http://veterans.vermont.gov/benefits/vadisability

flyfisher76544
06-20-2009, 06:38 AM
Please make sure you post your findings Bowhunter, I might be in the same boat as you. They are already talking about changing my MOS and that was after the second appointment.:eek:

11P&YBOWHUNTER
07-03-2009, 09:39 AM
You can get a normal job but if you work in a field that is against your profile or the information regarding your disability which is in your VA findings, you could be found facing fraud charges or at the very least, an alteration of your disability rating.

SouthernAngler
07-03-2009, 09:45 AM
You can get a normal job but if you work in a field that is against your profile or the information regarding your disability which is in your VA findings, you could be found facing fraud charges or at the very least, an alteration of your disability rating.


I had a guy i was in the USAF with draw disability when he got out and he now works security for a VA in Penn. But, I reserve my opinion on that dude though...i think he's just milking the system...

duckdawgdixie
07-03-2009, 11:13 AM
i get 20% va disability and yes you can work full time but you have to find a job that you can do with your particular disability, that was the hard part for me

11P&YBOWHUNTER
07-03-2009, 04:55 PM
i get 20% va disability and yes you can work full time but you have to find a job that you can do with your particular disability, that was the hard part for me

They scrutinize even more when you get more disability such as 70% and higher...be thankful

SouthernAngler
07-03-2009, 07:47 PM
They scrutinize even more when you get more disability such as 70% and higher...be thankfulBeing a legit Iraq war vetran and an honest soldier I truley hope you get what you are entitled to bud. Those folks at the VA are pretty heartless to the honest folks. I just don't understand their thinking sometimes

11P&YBOWHUNTER
07-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Being a legit Iraq war vetran and an honest soldier I truley hope you get what you are entitled to bud. Those folks at the VA are pretty heartless to the honest folks. I just don't understand their thinking sometimes

Yes your right. I saw a soldier with 4 knee surgeries, 1 new knee cap along with 6 pins and 2 rods in his arm get only 50% disability total while another soldier who got drunk and jumped off a 3rd story balcony got the same thing with having just 2 pins in his ankle and a knee replacement. It really depends on who is doing the rating that month. There are new raters for the Army every month.

duckdawgdixie
07-05-2009, 09:43 PM
They scrutinize even more when you get more disability such as 70% and higher...be thankful

for me the scrutiny wasnt an issue it was findin a job that i could properly function in, since all i did before the military was corrections and helpin my granddad farm but that one really doesnt count lol, and at this point corrections really is not an opption for me, but hopefully come august ill be a 25 year old college freshman

11P&YBOWHUNTER
07-06-2009, 12:33 AM
for me the scrutiny wasnt an issue it was findin a job that i could properly function in, since all i did before the military was corrections and helpin my granddad farm but that one really doesnt count lol, and at this point corrections really is not an opption for me, but hopefully come august ill be a 25 year old college freshman

Way to go DDD!!!!! College was way to fun for me to do over again at 30! I would have to go get a stash of pills for older men that you need prescribed...I think i might be able to get some from a few folks on here if i give them some shine in return!

sawyerrt10
07-06-2009, 09:12 AM
I was recently given 100% permanent and total disability rating by the VA for service-connected chronic kidney disease. I called my state VA office and was told that I could continue to work.
However, I am resigning from my job effective 31 July 2009. I am still in relatively good health (not on dialysis yet). While it will be a little tough, we can afford for me not to work. So I will become a house husband, while doing some remodeling on our house.

I was told I could not work if I got SSDI, however. They have some sort of cap on what you can earn I believe.


Also, since I qualify for the Post 9-11 GI Bill, I will probably head back to school in January.

Keebs
07-07-2009, 12:13 PM
I was recently given 100% permanent and total disability rating by the VA for service-connected chronic kidney disease. I called my state VA office and was told that I could continue to work.
However, I am resigning from my job effective 31 July 2009. I am still in relatively good health (not on dialysis yet). While it will be a little tough, we can afford for me not to work. So I will become a house husband, while doing some remodeling on our house.

I was told I could not work if I got SSDI, however. They have some sort of cap on what you can earn I believe.


Also, since I qualify for the Post 9-11 GI Bill, I will probably head back to school in January.

:hair: Sawyer!!! Hate to hear this about you!!! I hope everything works out for you, I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers, friend! :flag:

Randy
07-07-2009, 12:36 PM
Don't get me started on disability. If you are 100% disabled you had better not be sitting in a deer stand hunting or fishing all day.:banginghe

I have a neighbor that is 100% disabled. He has the nicest yard on the street. Cuts grass and and rakes leaves every day. Even makes a little money on the side "working" on another neighbor's yard. I have a cousin that was paralized from chest down from a surfing accident. He owns his own yard service but can't get a job cutting the neighbors grass because the neighbor on 100% disability is doing it for less.

buckbacks
07-07-2009, 02:45 PM
One of my customers has both knees replaced. He use to do tile work but now is on 100% disability because he's unable to do the "same" work as before.

11P&YBOWHUNTER
07-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Also, since I qualify for the Post 9-11 GI Bill, I will probably head back to school in January.
Going back to college is awesome no matter what age. Education is the key to the future. What stinks with the POST GI Bill is that the BAH for UGA is only 983 a month...considering it is calculated by the actual college or universities zip code and based on an E-5 with dependents. I just went through that briefing today...




Randy, i sent you a PM.

Throwback
07-08-2009, 12:49 AM
Don't get me started on disability. If you are 100% disabled you had better not be sitting in a deer stand hunting or fishing all day.:banginghe

I have a neighbor that is 100% disabled. He has the nicest yard on the street. Cuts grass and and rakes leaves every day. Even makes a little money on the side "working" on another neighbor's yard. I have a cousin that was paralized from chest down from a surfing accident. He owns his own yard service but can't get a job cutting the neighbors grass because the neighbor on 100% disability is doing it for less.

100% disabled apparently don't mean what common logic would think it would mean. But then again we are talking about the gov't.



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11P&YBOWHUNTER
07-08-2009, 07:13 PM
Was at my retirement briefing today and there was a soldier in there missing his leg all the way to his mid thigh. He is supposed to be fitted with a Prosthesis in the next week and will be retiring soon after therapy. He is in a hold status he said and can not wait to get out. His disability rating was only 80%. In his case, even with a Prosthesis, i would think he deserved 100% more than someone who nickel and dimes the VA to death to get 100%. System is not fair but what can you do.

duckdawgdixie
07-08-2009, 08:46 PM
Was at my retirement briefing today and there was a soldier in there missing his leg all the way to his mid thigh. He is supposed to be fitted with a Prosthesis in the next week and will be retiring soon after therapy. He is in a hold status he said and can not wait to get out. His disability rating was only 80%. In his case, even with a Prosthesis, i would think he deserved 100% more than someone who nickel and dimes the VA to death to get 100%. System is not fair but what can you do.

i saw that when i was at the wtu some guys and girls who had never seen a day of combat with nothing wrong with them other than they were crack heads or tried to off themselves would work the system to get 100% and guys with real issues woudl get barley anything