Might be on the brink of retirement

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Small chance but maybe. I’ve been fighting the VA for the last 2 years to get my disability rating raised. After getting a raise from 40 to 60% about 3 years ago I hired a lawyer for the final push towards 100%. I had a very good zoom type meeting with a VA judge last April and found out Friday that a decision has been rendered and mailed to me. They would not tell me over the phone. It could be anything from a total rejection up to 100%, just waiting on the package to arrive. I fully do not expect to get to 100% but if I do the raise to my disability pay will be more than I’m making working full time right now. My wife says if that happens she wants me to retire. Now the waiting......
     
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    Good luck hope you get the 100%.
     
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    I hope the news is whatever you want it or need it to be.
     
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    If ya retire, you might need to find a hobby...:D
     
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    Hope it goes well for you!
     
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    Good luck. I hope the best for you.
     
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    Let us know. Hope it works out
     
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    Its funny how life is...I pretty much lost my painting business when this pandemic came about...I have been in firearm sales for almost a year now part time. Which has been pretty lucrative. Someone asked me the other day, so are you semi retired now? I said you know I guess that is possible.
     
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    Good luck and welcome to my world..
     
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    I may retire this year, it's not optimal due to my son's age but there are a few factors in favor. If it's timed right and in the right circumstances at work there is some additional money. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Thanks all. Not really holding my breath for it but even another 10-20% would be a big increase.
     
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    May I ask what a VA judge is? I'm in the UK so not heard of this. Good luck. Fingers crossed a they say. Hope you get what you need
     
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    I am disabled all to hell and I don't get anything for it. Must not be living right.
     
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    Good luck. The VA is tough. It took me almost two years to get my mother's survivor's benefit processed.
     
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    I hoping you get 110%
    the extra 10% is for waiting 2 years
     
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    Good luck, I hope you get it.
     
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    Best of luck.
    I love retirement; woke up from a nap this afternoon and forgot what day it was but didn't really care. That 4:30 am alarm going off to get ready for another 60 hr. work week is gone baby gone.:D
     
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