well I heard through the grapevine
that SSA change some guidelines for 100% veterans in 2008 and use the VA Evidence to approve the SSDI Claim...how true that is I don't know??
but back in 2003 when I got TDIU P&T I filed for SSDI and was denied twice....they said my evidence did NOT Qualify to SSA guidelines to be totally disabled and denied me...so I waited until I turn 62 and applied for early SS Retirement and get 957.00 month
but here lately I been thinking about refiling for SSDI b/c I'll be 65 on my next Birthday..if I live that long?
I may hire a Good Experience SSDI Attorney...still just thinking about it...I know I need to do something pretty fast...I would like the medicare Insurance for outside health care and second opinions rather than count on the VAMC.
Good Luck to you Reiredat44
Ok, so now that the smoke cleared,
Back to gathering evidence, 3rd request for evidence from VA, nothing needed from me.
New end date 2/11/2017
I think the are reading this and playing with me,
Maybe the rater will do the right thing here...I believe you will get the SMC's.
The PTSD should get you 100% and they may defer it over to TDIU P&T IF YOU CAN'T FIND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT & Based on a combined rating, but its better if you get the stand alone 100% for MST =PTSD b/c its easier to get higher ratings after your 100%.
As you stay on hadit you will learn from the members that's been there from experience.
Hadit is all about helping fellow Veterans and we all try our best to make sure the Veteran gets his/her claim right the first time around..being in Appeals suck and takes a lot longer to win your claim...but some times that's needed to get a fair shake.
Don't be shy about asking questions on here that's how we all learn.
There's no stupid questions as for as working your VA Compensation claim's , in your case I can see how personal it is or anyone with MST That's an awful thing to have happen to a person any person.
some times for some veterans they just get tired of the VA claims process and agree with the Decision..but I recommend if you don't agree with them...file that NOD Form #21-0958
And if you can set down with your hubby and you guys talk things over some times that works best as for as making a decision. to agree with the VA.
I was not blessed with a daughter (We had Boys)...and I think of you and Navylife As the daughters I never had...And I want you both to be very satisfied with your decision here.
btw Thank you for your service
I got SSDI when I was in my 30's. They fought me, I had pancreatic disease, spinal disease, and more and they made me go through appeals. I know some people who file, never see a doctor and get approved... and they file when they are older and get 2x more than I got. The whole system is crooked and rigged.
A week ago, I got the letter in the mail and the letter update in eBennies the same day.
If snail mail normally takes a couple days to get to you, you may see it in eBennies first.
Here is hoping for good news for you!,