I am 100% P&T (mental health), can I start work without concerning of a possible re-eval or reduction?

RonG

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I haven’t a clue if I’m TDIU. I know I was retired with 100% ptsd. I don’t even qualify for food stamps in Florida
I saw nothing in your posts to indicate TDIU. Evidently, you have a 100% rating without the "help" of IU.

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GUNS'N'STUFF

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Assuming we’re not talking about TDIU, the simple answer is they wouldn’t.

However, if the VA were to ever order a re-evaluation of your condition (if you’re 100 PT this is extremely rare), they may look at your medical records and/or order a CP Exam. If your medical notes disclose your employment history or you reveal this information during your CP Exam, the VA could find out that way.
I do believe the VA can now do what is called "interfacing" with the IRS. Which means, they can see limited screens from the IRS, like what Social Security Admin can do. I keep telling people the VA will do massive re-evals for 100% mental conditions if they are or have been working. By the rating schedule you physically would not be able to. I am a firm believer this needs changed and being proactive is actually therapeutic for the condition(s)/state of mental health. At the same time, the ratings for the spine are so outdated and low. At any rate, being honest and upfront is the best advice.
 

NoleNation

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I do believe the VA can now do what is called "interfacing" with the IRS. Which means, they can see limited screens from the IRS, like what Social Security Admin can do. I keep telling people the VA will do massive re-evals for 100% mental conditions if they are or have been working. By the rating schedule you physically would not be able to. I am a firm believer this needs changed and being proactive is actually therapeutic for the condition(s)/state of mental health. At the same time, the ratings for the spine are so outdated and low. At any rate, being honest and upfront is the best advice.
Do you have any more info on the IRS interfacing ? I’d be curious to read about it. I’ve yet to see see it happen to a veteran but would be interested to know if it’s happened to anyone or you’ve seen it happen yet ?
 

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Do you have any more info on the IRS interfacing ? I’d be curious to read about it. I’ve yet to see see it happen to a veteran but would be interested to know if it’s happened to anyone or you’ve seen it happen yet ?
I read a few articles several years ago about it and I was employed within the gov't at the time and had access to more information. Being that everything tends to be a slow drawn out process I am not sure how far along the VA is with this now. I am pretty sure some regions (selected personnel) do have access to the IRS screens. I think they are keeping this low-key. Even something simple, where there was supposed to be policy change for regulations which would allow active/former military to discuss "classified" or "sensitive" issues to mental health clinicians at the VA was frozen somewhere a couple of years ago. As my earlier and later posts, both things IMO need changed to actually address the health of veterans, not just slam them because they were working, ie. takes your mind of the IED blast, keeps your mind occupied... We're talking about thousands upon thousands of 100% mental health re-exams probably.
 
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