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I'm 70% TDIU P&T with no further reviews. I was granted SSDI before I was granted TDIU P&T. Now my question is; I have a review for my SSDI.. How does this work? Do I tell them I'm now 100% Permanent & Total (PTSD) and that I cannot not work period? Now I'm back in the stage once again where I'm freaking out that I can lose my SSDI which would be devastating! Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks all!0 votes26 answers
I am applying for Social security disability.. Does a letter from a family member documenting the effects the respective disability has on me help my claim???? Do any of you guys have any experience with this? Thanks again for your help0 votes1 answer
So I finished filling out the SSDI stuff online, from the SS website tonight. I started the online process a few weeks ago. I have a letter from about a week or so ago from the SS administration, telling me to go back online and complete the following information: Disability Report Form 3368 Medical Release Form 827 I went back online and finished it, and "signed" a medical release area from the website. After looking up the Medical Release 827 form on the internet, I certainly didn't see anything that resembled that form while finishing up my application online. So I guess my question is, am I ok? Maybe this is a NEW thi…0 votes0 answers
OK hold on to your hat quick review. Haven't worked since DEC 2012. Filed SSDI claim JAN2013 Was awarded TDIU Jan2015. I'm 80% combined rated at 100% Scheduler. Went in front of ALJ June 2015. The fat A$$ judge called me obese, a liar and denied my claim. Appealed on several issues the best one was new material evidence. I was able to get a Residual function test done by OT. And after reading the mission statement I was able to get my PCP to fill out a 6 page questionnaire done by Binder and Binder (NOT happy with them btw) Any how my DOC was thorough and definite as to my disability and inability to work any job. So that's where I am at today. They owe me around 70K bu…0 votes4 answers
I am unfamiliar with SSDI. I have an attorney, so I am not drawn into the bureaucracy like with the VA. They submitted my claim and put together the required documents, including my 2k page service records. I am currently 44. I just did a few questionnaires sent to me directly from SS. They almost seemed like they were in lieu of an exam. Is this possible? I have not seen any SS Doctor's or received any requests to do so. I am a 100% scheduler, but too young for P&T, I guess. What can I expect next? Here is a list of my rated disabilities (many are lowballed, a few are completely missing, awaiting C-File): 70% post-traumatic str…0 votes12 answers
I had my hearing for SSDI in November. All paperwork from the SSA had my date last insured listed as 12/31/14. At the hearing, I agreed to amend my onset date to 1/29/14. This past week, the payment processing center in Baltimore forwarded my case to the Appeals Council as a bureau protest. The payment processing center came to discover that my date last insured was actually 12/31/13. I spoke with someone from the Appeals Council and was told that my case was marked as critical and had been assigned to an analyst already. Does anyone have an idea of what is going to happen from this point on?0 votes1 answer
This is a continuation from the post here: http://community.hadit.com/topic/61568-ssdi-denied-says-i-can-be-a-cashier/ Well, long story short, I got my approval.... or so I think. I received a letter from the SSA asking if I wanted to include my wife and children in my claim. Of course I would! As soon as I opened it, I called up Allsup (my ssdi attorney) and asked them what it meant. I was told that this is something they mostly ask for when approved. But I was told that it doesn't mean I was approved until I get my letter stating so. Great.... So I log in to my SSA account online and see a payment posted. I check my account and low and behold, there it is! Bac…0 votes16 answers
Hello everyone, my name is Mike and I have a exam by a VA Doctor next Tues Jan 12th 2016 . Upon entering the Air Force I had flat feet during my entry physical exam my blood pressure was 100/69 and exit physical exam my blood pressure was 134/91. There was no follow up visits for check ups on my blood pressure and while in there I was hospitalizes for two days with diarrhea and real bad stomach pains. I filed a claim for my feet and stomach pains because over the years both systems have gotten worst. I have also developed CHF as a secondary claim in which i have to prove that everything is service connected. Can anyone tell me what to expect from this exam in trying to t…0 votes4 answers
Anyone know of a good lawyer to contact in SoCal? It basically said that I was denied because I can still perform work that I did 12 years ago as a cashier. Even though it shows that I have clear panic attacks in public. I figured it would happen but hoped for the best. Next step: lawyer up. Thanks in advance! -Mario0 votes29 answers
My SSDI review came up about a month ago and I was denied for extended SSDI for no apparent reason except they said I could go back to work. Nothing else on the decision letter. I am writing up my own Evidence with Exhibits but I would like a SSDI Advocate to help me with my case. I know there are Free ones out there per the SSDI decision letter but after googling I cannot seem to find one. Does anybody know of a free SSDI advocate who could help me with my paperwork? I've dealt with the VA and SSDI is easier but you just gotta know how to write this stuff up. Example: I was approved for SSDI in February. After the decision I Vocational Rehab said I cannot go back to work…0 votes1 answer
She received her Decision Letter & back pay in her bank account the same day. They told her regular payments will start this month. Definitely relieves some stress! Bob K0 votes3 answers
I thing i have seen several Vets awarded SSD or SSI in the past, , while rated 100%. Can that be done? or is there a dollar cap? I called SS and as soon as I told them I was 100% they said I make to much money, plus I haven't paid in for over 5 years.0 votes8 answers
I am aware of Title 2 SS, but I am fed up with waiting for the V.A. to grant my Cue Claim and jobs not wanting to hire me. I was trying to work, but why go through all of this hassle if I have all of these disabilities and can receive compensation for them. I am just unsure of whats out there that pays monthly whether it's V.A. or the civilian sector. I am already rated at 60% with the V.A., which I should be 100%. Thanks in advance for any advice given by all.0 votes4 answers
Can/Should a veteran apply for SSDI if he was denied years ago? twice? This veteran is getting TDIU P&T for his SC Disability but was denied for SSDI he was 50 years old back then. should he re-apply for SSDI even though he is getting SSR at a lower rate when he turn 62. can he reapply for the SSDI if he is getting the SSR (SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT?AT AGE HIS CURRENT 63? .........Anyone? ............Buck0 votes9 answers
I have applied for SSDI and found out today just after a few weeks that i was denied. No exams only the adult questionnaire that I filled out. They said they went off my VA records as evidence. Im unemployable and haven't been employed since August 2013. I also have a letter from my last job describing that I was laid off due to missing to much work and also due to all my conditions that I could no longer perform my duties. My VA PCP letter stating I'm unemployable, VA ILP home assessment counselor stating severe PTSD and unemployable, VOC rehab stating in unemployable and unemployment saying I was denied and unemployable. All this was submitted to SSDI as evidence as …0 votes20 answers
I am not trying to post a political post just passing information forward. I was half asleep when I heard this on the news and wanted to know more about it. http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-gun-law-20150718-story.html#page=1 A potentially large group within Social Security are people who, in the language of federal gun laws, are unable to manage their own affairs due to "marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease."0 votes3 answers
Social Security Administration Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Notice of Award Office of Central Operations 1500 Woodlawn Drive Baltimore, Maryland 21241-1500 Date: March 1, 2004 Claim Number: xxx-xx-xxxxHA Matthew Claimant 123 Claimant Lane Somewhere, NC 28996 Your are entitled to monthly disability benefits beginning June 2003. The Date You Became Disabled. We found that you became disabled under our rules on December 7, 2002. However, you have to be disabled for 5 full calendar months in a row before you can be entitled to benefits. For these reasons, your first month of entitlement to benefits is June 2003. What We Will Pay And When You …0 votes14 answers
Buck, is this what you've been looking for? http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/sga.html Also http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/alleged-onset-date.html0 votes5 answers
Started my SSDI application online 10 July 2015. I used an AOD of 16 June 2015 same day I had an appt at VA Dr. And came home and filed another claim w VA.. In my SSD ap I used the date 16 June 2015 as the alleged onset date.. Will this date hurt my claim w SSD in regards to the 12 month rule, disability has to last 12 months My med issues have been well documented for over 4 years I have not hit the submit button on SSD online ap yet. Any advice welcome0 votes8 answers
Anyone know what this means?? My spouse received letter from SSD Letter from SSD Today. Hers what it states ''You must meet certain medical and non-medical to be entitled to disability payments We have found that you meet the medical requirements for disability's payments An explanation of our findings is attach please read carefully. We have not yet made a decision about whether you meet the non medical Requirements, but we will make that decision soon,then we will send you a second notice explaining our decision, After you receive this second notice you will have 60 days to appeal our decision we made about your disability payments. Then it goes on to say please do …0 votes10 answers
I am starting this process while waiting on the VA. I wanted to wait until afterward, but the claim process is too erratic with irrational timelines and I am going to try and work both at the same time and use whichever finishes first to bolster the other claim. I have been in contact with this office and received all the contract paperwork, but I was wondering if anyone ever used them before or what their reputation may be? Any info before I sign the contract would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.0 votes2 answers
I just had to see a judge won my case for ssdi.100 percent disabled total and permanent plus homebound, and just retired federal disability retirement. Just the waiting game for payment to start0 votes6 answers
Hello, Anyone know of a good forum for SSDI. One that is as helpful as HADIT. My wife is going to start (unless we opt out) SSDI Medicare in a couple months and we have questions. The lady my wife talked to at SS did not see what we saw on my wifes SS webpage. There seems to be confusion. Anyway, Thanks, Hamslice0 votes6 answers
Hello All, and thanks for the great Podcast with Bob Walsh the other day. I really liked what he was talking about on Social Security Disability. Bob stated that even if you don't have enough quarters paid in you should still apply. That's what got me thinking. I retired early from the Federal Government after 30 years, CSRS, 3 years ago, due to my VA disabilities. I would have worked longer if I was able to, but my disabilities told me different. During these 30 years I didn't pay into Social Security, but I did pay into the system earlier in my working career, a total of 23 quarters. I recently got awarded 100% TDIU P&T after 3 years of back and forth with …0 votes76 answers
I have a musculoskeletal exam coming up on the 29th for my SSDI claim. I am currently at the 2nd phase of reconsideration so I am guessing this is good news? They didn't call me in the first time so will be interesting. My condition is polymyositis/inflammatory myopathy, oesteoarthitis, and DDD.0 votes12 answers
Tbird posted an answer to a question,Further Reading from VA.gov
How do I upload evidence online to support my disability claim?
If you’ve filed a claim for disability compensation, you can continue uploading more evidence for up to one year to support your claim. Evidence may include supporting documents like medical test results, doctor’s reports, and other records. Upload your evidence online now.
If you’re waiting for a decision on your disability claim, you can upload evidence to support that claim using our claim status tool.
Upload evidence using our claim status tool
Note: For any other type of document you’d like to submit online to us, please use the QuickSubmit tool through AccessVA.
If I filed a standard disability claim, when should I upload evidence?
Upload your evidence as soon as you can.
You can continue uploading documents for up to 1 year from the date we receive your claim. But, if you don’t provide any evidence or give us the information we need to help you get evidence within 30 days, we may make a decision on your claim earlier.
If we decide your claim early, you’ll still have the rest of the 1-year period to provide more information or evidence.
What happens if I upload more evidence after I’ve submitted a fully developed claim?
We’ll remove your disability claim from the Fully Developed Claims program and process it as a standard claim.
If we decide your claim earlier than 1 year from the date we received the claim, you’ll still have the rest of the year to provide any additional information or evidence.
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broncovet posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,Let's begin with the regulation on CUE:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/20.1403#:~:text=Clear and unmistakable error is,different but for the error.
The Cue error, therefore, needs to be all these things:
2. Outcome determinative.
3. Based on the records VA has in their possession at the time of the decision. If VA was/is missing critical evidence, consider filing a 38 CFR 3.156 (new evidence) instead of CUE.
4. May be filed at any time, such as after the one year appeal period expired.
What CUE is NOT:
Rattler posted an answer to a question,Let me give you some guidance. But first I have to ask some questions.
Did you file an "intent to file" with the VA. What this means is you filed with the VA saying I want to file a claim for XX. An "intent to file" claim basically says you are going to provide the VA with more information with in one years time. (Service Medical Records, Doctors Reports outside of the VA Etc.)
If you did not do an "intent to file" you filed a direct claim and you have started the claims process. Each can be time sensitive.
Hopefully I can give you a step by step on how to do this.
1. If you have not done so you will need to get your military records including you military medical records.
You need to do this now. You military records can take 1 to 3 Mo.
Your VA records can take 8 to 9 Mo.
Without them you are kind of shooting in the dark.
You need to sign-up with the VA at https://www.va.gov/?next=loginModal .
I recommend you use Login.gov to get your login above the others as it seems to work better than the others
This way you can track you claims, apply for other VA benefits'.
2. Go to the Non-VA doctors that have diagnosed you with XXX and get there medical records. Go through the records and pull out ONLY the ones that say you have XXX and submit ONLY THE RECORS THAT PROVE YOUR CLAIM. I can not stress this enough. The VA people who review your claim do not have the time to read through 500 pages of your medical history to pick out the 2 pages that says you have XXX. This will hopefully speed up your claim.
3. The quickest way to submit stuff to the VA is at this address. https://eauth.va.gov/accessva/#forVeterans . This is why you need to get the VA access through Login.gov.
Use the Quick Submit button and follow the instructions.
This should get you going in the right direction.
Two words to the wise.
1. Do not rely on Youtube or other videos on the internet. There is a lot of misinformation out there. There is a lot of old information that doesn't work in today's VA.
2. When seeking a VSO with a veterans service veterans service organization the first words out of your mouth should be, "Do you have VBMS access." VBMS access is real time access to your VA claims file. There are a lot veterans service organization that have suto VSO that kind of only do intake for veterans service organization. What I mean by this is they are not "VA Certified Claims Agents." they are only trained by the veterans service organization to fill out forms and submit them via fax or mail. Only "VA Certified Claims Agents" have VBMS access.
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