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Sean Kendall

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What do I do if a VA doctor says I can do sedentary work?

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IF A VA DOCTOR SAYS YOU CAN DO SEDENTARY WORK
If a doctor says you can do sedentary work, why is he or she saying that? What type of job can you do? There have been many cases where VA doctors tell veterans, who suffer from severe PTSD, that they can do work in isolated jobs with little supervision. Think about that for a moment. What kind of jobs fit that description? A statement from a VA doctor that a veteran is fit for employment with loose supervision and isolation is not a very strong argument. That argument is something that needs to be challenged, as the VA doctor is wrong. Those jobs do not exist in the book of occupational titles produced by the government. Unless a VA doctor points to a certain job listed in that index, he or she does not have a viable finding.  When a VA doctor makes such a finding, it is important to challenge it with independent medical evidence.