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Posted 15 July 2011 - 04:58 PM

I'm 40% S/C right now. I was wondering if i should enroll into voc rehab? I haven't worked since the end of 07, ptsd gets the best of me on a daily basis. I honestly don't think it will help me. I've applied for IU, got denied that, but have an appeal in. Any advice?

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

I'm 40% S/C right now. I was wondering if i should enroll into voc rehab? I haven't worked since the end of 07, ptsd gets the best of me on a daily basis. I honestly don't think it will help me. I've applied for IU, got denied that, but have an appeal in. Any advice?


What could it hurt ?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:27 PM

If you get rejected by Voc Rehab that will help your IU claim. If not you get training and education. That can't hurt.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

Ditto on what carlie & John said. Also, if your approved for schooling, they will pay you extra money a month while attending. What's also nice about it is you can get dental care as if your 100%. But like John said, if they think your unemployable, that would help your appeal for TDIU. Either way it'll be beneficial. How are you making it not working since 07, are you on SSDI or retirement?

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:54 PM

I would echo the same thing the rest are saying. If you think you can do it go for it. I was in Voc rehab for a couple of years until my health started to go downhill. I was declared infeasible for employment, and like the others said that was a major factor in deciding my TDIU claim. I was 40% like you and was bumped up to 80% based on that. Good Luck.


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:49 PM

Well, Voc Rehab said i'm a no go for the program due to my disabilities. So what's that mean for me now?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:12 PM

TDIU!

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

The counselor said voc rehab is not for, but said if i wanted to i could still use my post 9-11 GI bill for school? I tried school once and had to quit because it was to much stress for me with what's going on day to day. What kind of miracle does he expect me to pull out of my hat to try again, i swear these people try to steer ya every which way but right! Will they send a letter saying voc rehab was denied?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:58 PM

This time they steered you in the right direction by suggesting your unemployable, which means exactly what John just said..TDIU
While your waiting for your appeal, you need to get the copy of the unemployable statement from voc rehab and have it submitted into your c:file so they can review it as part of your evidence. That is, if you havn't already done so. I wouldn't waste any time getting it submitted either!