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    • This may already be out there on this site, but I wanted to share this just in case. It came from my agency VA Forum Group (I work for the federal government) so this should be a current list of benefits. Veteran State Benefits.docx
    • The VA revised their Fiduciary rules in July 2018: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/13/2018-14856/fiduciary-activities In part the rules state this: " Specifically in proposed § 13.30(b)(10)(i)(B), we prescribed that a beneficiary has the right to be removed from the fiduciary program if a court of jurisdiction determines the beneficiary is able to manage his or her financial affairs. There are beneficiaries in the fiduciary program who are determined to be unable to manage their financial affairs by a court and without any rating decision by VA. It is our intent that these beneficiaries will have the right to be removed from the fiduciary program if the court makes a determination that the beneficiary is able to manage his or her financial affairs. Accordingly, we have revised proposed § 13.30(b)(10)(i)(B) to clarify that a beneficiary who is in the fiduciary program based upon a court determination that he or she cannot manage financial affairs may be removed from the fiduciary program if the court later determines that the beneficiary can manage his or her financial affairs. Other beneficiaries, who are in the fiduciary program as a result of a VA rating decision, may also submit evidence from a court regarding their ability to manage VA benefits. However, such evidence will be forwarded to a VA rating authority for a decision regarding whether the beneficiary is able to manage his or her VA benefits, as the rating authority has sole responsibility for making such determinations. See 38 CFR 3.353.   This is the key part: "Accordingly, we have revised proposed § 13.30(b)(10)(i)(B) to clarify that a beneficiary who is in the fiduciary program based upon a court determination that he or she cannot manage financial affairs may be removed from the fiduciary program if the court later determines that the beneficiary can manage his or her financial affairs. Other beneficiaries, who are in the fiduciary program as a result of a VA rating decision, may also submit evidence from a court regarding their ability to manage VA benefits." Obviously this involves, in both types of requests for removal from the fiduciary program- a court decision that verifies the veteran is able to manage their financial affairs themselves. The rule change above has this contact info:   "FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Savitri Persaud, Analyst, Pension and Fiduciary Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20420; (202) 632-8863 (this is not a toll-free number)." This article by a veteran law form might help you: https://cck-law.com/news/what-a-va-incompetency-proposal-means-and-how-to-fight-it/  
    • Good. If the code was wrong, to your detriment, in the past. it is a CUE- If it is  however a 3.156 issue, as well, that is an additional way to go.  
    • Joe that is great. Make sure he/she indicates more likely than not that it is service related. Make sure that they say they reviewed all your medical records in the IMO. Good luck.
    • That was my idea doing a Supplemental Claim but from what I can gather those claims can only be done within 1 year. Since it's been a few years since the original claim that seems like it would not work. I heard you can reopen the original claim and try to go that route however. I'll look into that nexus of opinion, although that is the first I've heard of that. I do have a in-service general anxiety diagnosis but nothing that would fit in respiratory/nasal/sinus/heart. I did have to see a cardiologist for a vasovagal syncope they were concerned about but from what I gather the doctor thought I was healthy after seeing him. Apart from my general anxiety in-service connection I also have tinnitus and spinal issues (30/10/10)
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    • I filed a claim in october of 2018 for ptsd and TDIU, long story short I tried to do everything myself and didn't have the proper diagnosis so I was service connected for anxiety based on having a medical marijuana card diagnosis for anxiety but the rating was 30% and I much worse off then that. So I obtained a referral from the va to a fancy psychiatrist from the university of north florida's behavior health department and was diagnosed with ptsd, bi polar 1 and panic disorder. I used this new medical evidence as my supplemental claim evidence and filed it April 16, 2019 after receiving my letter March 20, 2019. My claim is now at Pending Decision Approval with an estimated completion date of july 2, 2019 which is super fast from all I have read. My question is, Am I going to be awarded tdiu with the evidence I submitted if they adjust me up to 70% which I think it will . Or if they award 70% for ptsd on this new supplemental claim will i have to re-apply for tdiu again? Or would that all be considered in the final review of the entire claim? Thanks for any help.

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