Just to reitterate, these opinions are based on my own experience. When you have a Claim in, don't file New claims. They would looooove to kick it back "downstairs" for the slightest reason. Keep your Focus on TARGET
So, as of now in 50% Scheduler Rated.
My Lawyer's Case Manager swears up down left and right that i will receive 70%Sched, 100TDIU and T&P
I am only 33 years old.
Here's some info:
I have been out for 16 years.
Grand total of earnings BEFORE TAXES, $116K
Averaged out by 16 years, 7,625.50 a year. Only 4 of those 16 years in total did i breach the Poverty Line.
2 years were 0, you know, while i was homeless
I have attended and droped out of College 2x
I have Vocational Skill training as a Phlebotomist 2
I unfortunately also have drug and assault charges, misdemeanors yes, but hospitals wont even give a "criminal" a interview.
So we shall see, Age is not something they are Currently using as a basis for TDIU, but always remember! Every claim no matter what percent should have a "Infered" claim to TDIU, in both Chapters A) AND B) of the regulations concerning TDIU, so ALWAYS file a NOD upon receiving your Bennies Award Letter!!!
I am not so sure, I would be messing around with a FDC as I would not want to chance having it convert to a standard claim.
I did find this one reference http://www.benefits.va.gov/fdc/walkthrough.asp and scroll down to the verification section where you are certifying that you are sending in no additional evidence. Now whether the VA will consider sending in any evidence, even for a new claim as grounds for conversion, I'm not sure. But knowing the VA, I would not want to take that chance.
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