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RE: Vocational Rehab - 1171 - 03-05-2009 02:11 PM
I see; your comment was more of an "off hand" speculation then a personal experience or based on a legal opinion.
RE: Vocational Rehab - bagpussinamerica - 03-05-2009 04:12 PM
I am 54 and am not at mmi just yet....was once, but put back on tpd. BUT, like you my surgeon did recommend me for future training, mostly because I was a trained nurse in England. When I was at mmi that time I was denied vocational training because my rating was 11% and they took an average of my earnings and they felt I could earn as much or more just going out there and getting any job.....even working at McDonalds!!!! I will probably hit mmi again soon since there is nothing the doctors can do for me.....but this time I will be on permanent disability. Personally, I would be glad just to work rather than be stuck at home staring out the windows for amusment.
I hope you get help with this. Can you take any settlement monies and put it towards re training yourself? Did you have someone talk to you about future jobs etc? I did, it didn't help a whole lot since w/c was not going to go with it.......but at least you could get an idea of what jobs are out there and how you could go about getting them.
RE: Vocational Rehab - katicabogar - 03-05-2009 04:49 PM
If you go to your local unemployment office, you might be able to get some type of re-training for free.
My friend, who is 53 years old, just started this program through them as she is over 50 and unemployed more than a year now. They pay her tuition and books, nothing else, but it is something, too as she will be a nurse and it is a four year school.
I was approved for re-training two years ago even though I was 53 at that that time and I think because I had college education. The problem was, money was too little ($4000.00) to learn anything and now, two years later, I am denied, although the money is $12,000.00 now. I think they were willing to risk $4000.00 but not $12,000.
Hard to prove it is age related and also hard to understand, why are they spending thousands of dollars on new vocational counselors(they spent over $5000.00 during this 2 1/2 instead of sending me to some kind of school.
RE: Vocational Rehab - palona3 - 03-06-2009 08:13 AM
ime,ratings,mmi,etc,etc.pls exp all.been on w/c 4 6 mths so am still a little bit green abt this all.
RE: Vocational Rehab - jayne - 03-06-2009 09:04 AM
IME=independant medical exam
MMI=maxium medical improvement
rating=your degree of disabilty