How do I convince my brother to apply for a VA mental disability pension?
He needs the pension so he can live in a house, pay bills, and buy food. He thinks nothing is wrong with him but he has all the classic symptoms of Aspberger's. He always has. It was just never discussed. My sister talked to a psychiatrist about our brother's behavior and he said he would definitely qualify. How do we do this? He will get terribly upset. We already suggested he apply for it and he said he is "certainly not going to act like a crazy person to get over on . . . uh on to that." Please help.
Asked By: Vanessa Angola - 10/21/2011
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
I am assuming by this post you are talking about a moderate ASD, not a mild one, but please hear what I have to say as I am very knowledgeable about developmental disorders (particularly ASD... More
Answered By: fdsvfdrvgre - 10/21/2011
Additional Answers (3)
Call the VA benefits officer within the VA Hospital he goes to. They cannot release medical info to you, but can suggest what you may do for his well-being. If he currently does not use a VA Hospital for care, call the closest one or call 800-827-1000, explain the situation and see if they have suggestions (that's... More
Answered By: Sheila - 10/21/2011
You really can't convince a person they're mentally ill if they're delusional, I've dealt with one such person before. Sometimes these people are paranoid and/or can become violent. There's not much you can do other than make any responsible family members aware of the problem and then get out of the way. I advise you... More
Answered By: Jackie - 10/21/2011
Honestly, I don't think you can convince ur brother to do anything. He has to want to do it..so; I edit what I just say. You can persuade him. So when you talk to him about this; make sure he feels like this is his idea and not yours. Convince him of that. Tell him it only benefits him.
Answered By: LiveALittle - 10/21/2011
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
(89) Local Jobs Paying $19-$97 Per Hour- Available Today. Apply Now!
$37-$47/hr Real Work at home Jobs (Requirements: Must Have Computer)
Find job openings in your area. Apply for open job positions today.
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.