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Q4:  Received 90% comp November 2007, Total and Perm paid at 100% because of unemployability. I am 72 years-old and have full Social Security since age 62 received about the same time. Lots of vets I know are working for FEMA in call centers. If I did this would my VA disability get changed? I know Soc Sec would not be effected.  

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A1:  IU means exactly that unemployable 100% statutatory is different most of these you can make about $13,000 per year.  (LM)  2/10/18


A2:  You are paid because of unemployability. This tells the VA that you are unable to gain and secure gainful employment. The key word is gainful. You can have a hobby, but your income would have to be limited.  (AP)  2/11/18


A3:   As far as I know - a Veteran is allowed to work if they have less than 100% P&T compensation benefits.  (SS)  2/11/18


A4:  Yes! You are receiving extra pay for being unemployable. If you are working you are not unemployable and the VA can take you to court for filing a false claim. You would be required to pay back the money you receive and could potentially pull jail time.  (TC)  3/3/18