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  1. My wife is trying to get in touch with the financial aid office at her school, the school is a total nightmare to deal with. They cannot even return her emails timely, it has been two days since she contacted them. My award says the effective date is July 2017, too I am thinking they may pay back what we paid to the school since she started 15 months ago. Not the end of the world if they don't but would obviously be nice.
  2. Well I logged onto benefits today and clicked on the letter generator. It says at the bottom of the letter that my disability is considered permanent and total, no future exams are scheduled. So I am hoping this will qualify my wife to be eligible for educational benefits, she is half way through RN school and as many of you know it is quite expensive. Hope they will start paying and possibly reimburse us what we have already paid in the last 18 months.
  3. Hello guys, Have a question, I tried to call the 800 number at the VA today but never got called back. I was recently awarded TDIU benefits, I am rated at 80%. I received a letter today stating that I was awarded TDIU benefits with the effective date of June 2017. It says that I am considered to be permanently and totally disabled. It also states that my dependents are eligible for Chapter 35 educational benefits. I thought you had to be 100% for dependents to be eligible for educational benefits? If so this is great, my wife is currently in nursing school and we already owe about 25k and she still has a year before she graduates. If anyone can clarify this it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Thanks so much to everyone for all the advice, I have actually had an attorney here in FL working on this for several years, I was only at 10% about 4 years ago, she took over my case after my attempting on my own for several years with no success, I went to 60%, about 4 years ago, then 70% two years ago, then 80% this past year. I am currently rated 70% for PTSD, 10% for an injury to my left foot, and 10% for tinnitus. I have not heard form my attorney since the award the other day, I am sure she will contact me this week. If anyone needs help with a claim I high recommend her and the firm she works for, please let me know and I can give you her information. I am sure without her help I would probably still be at 10% and had given up by now. Again thanks to everyone with the comments and advice, I always welcome advice from others, there is obviously a lot of great information and advice on this board.
  5. Hello all, I have been lurking on the board for a few years, a lot of good advice here for sure. I received a letter a couple of days ago from the VA stating that I have been approved for TDIU. I was rated at 80%, or still may be not sure. Reading the letter it says the criteria for TDIU have been met, it does NOT say anything in the letter about being permanent and total. I called the VA today but the lady on the phone seemed to have no idea what I was talking about. My question is with my new TDIU award will my wife be eligible for any medical benefits, educational benefits, etc? Thanks in advance for any input.
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