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Valhalla0321

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About Valhalla0321

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  1. 1st thing i would tell you to do is now since you started your SSA applications.. go right to finding out when your DLI (date of last insurer) is!!!!!!! i can't stress this enough!! its usually expires 5years from the last day you worked. So if you sit on this claim whether its appealing an alj or starting another app .. you better be punctual to your DLI. Voc Rehab... i think SSA wipes there...a...ahhh... nose with that. And you can be denied voc rehab, terminated from any all programs, have them detail a letter of what when and why and the ssa can say.. well is the voc rehab a phd or doc degree.. if not.. very lil to know weight in most states. I would also look into the denial rate of the ALJ's (SSA Judges) in the area of the claim. SSA mandates that only a percentage is given to a lawyer if a claim is approved and copious amount of Lawyers will take the case no money down. You need to do one important thing as far as creating a longitudinal record keeping, Make sure the VA hosp , treating physician or medical facility and or specialist Doctor takes good patient notes and if these notes say that you are doing 'OK' or that your doing better or that nothing is wrong with you.. then Bam!! SSA will run right over you period! These notes will give so much weight if they say negative things and don't support your ailments have gotten worse, wont improve or restrict you from any and all work!' VE (Vocational Expert) will say you can paint dolphins all day for income even though you can't.. they will find a diamond in a goats a.. most of the time there is a JOB for you, but if they don't find one and say there are none that's a good plus and if they say you can do a certain job.. you or your counsel can ask hypothetical questions to the VE in the hearing like... "could the claimant do these jobs if he misses more that 4 days a month of work?" VE will say No!! even if they want to lie.. they can't because there under oath.. nobody dat tupid 😞 YOU STARTED YOUR CLAIM AND NOW BEST INTEREST IS TO RIDE THAT TO YOUR DLI!! they don't put your DLI on hold.. tik tok goes the clock on that one my frien... out!
  2. Valhalla0321

    SSDI SUCCESS

    Congradz... On as side bar comment.. it always amazes me to see the part were after they approve they ask if you disagree with the decision.. that part should be taken out....jeeez
  3. Hi Berta,

    I think this is the first time i have asked you a direct question on your feed/post. I have a question on what is a Training Letter, i tried to look up some information on it and i think this letter is closely related to maybe what a BVA or appeals would hand out. Anyway, it struct an accord with the language in the writing.  

    As it relates to me, i have been dealing with SSA for SSDI for years and have been denied on first claim all the way up to appeals counsel. I applied again later because my insurance is set to expire soon and i was again denied at dds level. I am TDIU P/T no scheduled exams etc etc..

    My 50% and a couple of 10% pushed me to TDIU by chance. I have not worked since 2013 went from a lucrative Six figure job to being homeless then rebounding to a roof over head. With out going into detail on how i have several letters from Doctors and Voc Rehab indicating i am unemployable, SSA is still denying me and again without getting into detail which might help you with my question, ill reserve this for another time to ask you a question that wont tie up to much time. My award letter was not as elaborate as what i seen on what your posts about TDIU.. it was a comment from a training letter question someone had and it said this...

     

    Based on all the evidence of record, and resolving all doubt in favor of the Veteran, the Board finds that the Veteran is precluded from securing and following substantially gainful employment due to the effects of his service-connected disabilities, specifically his low back condition, right knee, and right ankle disabilities.  The Board finds that the evidence supports that he would be unable to perform labor akin to that which he is educated and trained to perform.  Therefore, the Board concludes that TDIU is warranted.

     

     

    I think if my Awarded TDIU had some of this verbiage it would help a little but is this only handed out at Appeals level/BVA/ Training letter affiliate? Please help.... 

    VA Has not been able to find a cure or good enough remedy for my migraines. And to add to that.. i do have a lot more disabilities that are either pending or at 10 or 0 percent that make my life of a hardship. Also i have been diagnosed by a VA psych for insomnia, ptsd, tbi, anxiety, depression but i have never claimed this with the VA because in fear of having them strip me of TDIU and back to homelessness by way of .. well you know how some of the VA claims go.. sometimes not in favor of the Veteran.. anyway.. hope this gets to you and hope you can help....

     

    BTW.. you are an Ambassador to this site.. A Staple to Veterans in General.. i have for years enjoyed reading your responses to other Veterans and i am very much impressed.. Happy Holidays and may you be blessed.

    1. Berta

      Berta

      “. With out going into detail on how i have several letters from Doctors and Voc Rehab indicating i am unemployable, SSA is still denying me and again without getting into detail which might help you with my question, ill reserve this for another time to ask you a question that wont tie up to much time. 

      This is good evidence to re-open the SSDI claim with- or perhaps to file a new SSDI claim.

      This link and many more  SSDI web sites have good advise on handling denials:

      https://www.disabilityapprovalguide.com/social-security-disability/appeals/how-many-times-can-you-appeal-an-social-security-disability-denial/

      I usually dont answer posts in my profile- my time is very limited at hadit these days- due to other work I do for veterans. Make sure SSDI is aware of all of your disabilities.

      I don't know what training letter you mean but if you can scan and attach the TDIU  award letter to a post at the main forum maybe we can help more.

  4. Valhalla0321

    Attorney For TBI CUE

    But how does this all work if say for example you are 100 tdiu and you decide to open up claims per in all actuality they exist and have been noted.. perhaps later years later but because they are connected means you should be able to request for service connected... say they grade you a 30% for TBI even after years of being tdiu.. do you get any comp or is it just a bump in adding a %?
  5. Valhalla0321

    C&P after a repeal from the board

    My opinion, the wording with rationale is not favorable and i am using standard rule of law in medical directory. My second opinion, C&P exams are "at least as likely as not" in favor of the Veteran. With the evidence in record, you will now have to as a precautionary method- built on whatever you have to support your conditions. You will need to challenge the medical results that don't thread the narrative in a concurrent manner that are consistent with what you claim. You will need to have your Doctors support and if you don't' get another one and you can get another one by request, it's sometimes difficult but you should make that a priority(2nd opinion on scan's) Also make it clear that Veterans have the burden of proof. My comments are not to be used in anyway to discourage, you like everyone have to fight for your rights to better health care and compensation when the results of your injuries were to no fault of your own. PS: Make sure you check your medical notes to see what is being said about you and if you disagree, make sure you sound the alarm. Good Luck
  6. Valhalla0321

    unable to start anything

    I heard being denied Voc rehab helps claims as well as SSA claims.
  7. I would not count on the fact that they "have or want to have!!" access to your Records. I would take copies of the records with you and "make a copy" so that you don't give them the only one. I think that CnP scene investigators should respect the findings of one of there own colleagues and not be subjective as your DBQ and medical history points to the longitudinal conditions that the VA has already thread the narrative for you.
  8. Valhalla0321

    AId and Attendance

    Q. What is countable income for veterans pension eligibility purposes? A. This includes gross family income from most sources. It includes earnings, disability and retirement payments, interest and dividends, and net income from farming or business.
  9. Valhalla0321

    AId and Attendance

    Oops
  10. Valhalla0321

    AId and Attendance

    Q. What is countable income for veterans pension eligibility purposes? A. This includes gross family income from most sources. It includes earnings, disability and retirement payments, interest and dividends, and net income from farming or business.
  11. Valhalla0321

    AId and Attendance

    Good Question.. is VA comp considered income to be used with MAPR.
  12. Valhalla0321

    a little confused

    ?more data.. your prob referin to SSDI rih?
  13. That's Awesome, only if the Mickey mouseSSA club will follow in pursuit, God willing.
  14. Valhalla0321

    IU and SSDI

    Just read your post, interesting.. I am TDIU but have not filed for neither an increase or new claims due to afraid that TDIU being taken from me, a single dad with a Son who needs medical care at the norm. I did see your comment on PTSD, now i don't have anything by way of employment effected, all i have is a VA psych who diagnosed ptsd,insomnia,tbi etc... i wonder if i could fall under this ptsd total occupation impairment. I have my voc rehab indication unable to do gainful employment and my psych as well' both have written a letter supporting this. your comments are appreciated.. thanx for posting ..
  15. You can go through the privacy office and request for an amended notes "this is how it's done" in my case i have requested several amendments, all basically did not get changed to the real "what the doc actually said" i think they really protect the VA doctors on this and don't change notes often.. basically they take the Doctors rationale over the patient in many cases. Cases/amendments that get sent to privacy office, later are reviewed from the Chief of the hospital' You can appeal a denial to modify treatment notes but its like a claim.. we all know who frustrating that can be. This is from my experience and i am not a Lawyer or i might not know all the in's and out's, what i do know is that the privacy officer always says that "you can ask for your treatment notes on the spot or ask for the Dr. to go over this with you, however i have yet to get the nerve to do so, considering so much pressure and intimidation goes on during the consult.. My specific experience is that my Dr. was entering i had a headache/migraine 3 to 5 times a month vs. what really was 3-5 times a week. This is really bad as you can figure.. i actually pointed out that my Dr. Was cutting and pasting previous interactions including frequency and duration of illness and the privacy officer says that is against policy but never concluded to running any investigation.. very mute and discouraging system here.... ..ahhh just want to scream!!!
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