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  1. I am 100% P&T with my SSDI. I am only 55 but need to draw out of my 401K. Does anyone know if thier is an annual limit before the VA or SSA says I made or took out too much and might stop my SSDI?
  2. Talked with him and he received a letter telling him to fill out a va form 21-4140 and he did. But it asked if he was working and he checked no. But the SSA reported taxable income "LTD" so they assumed he did not disclose it. I found under M21-1 part IV subpart ii 2.F5.a , automated monitoring for income sends a report to the VA of taxable income over the threshold. In return the VA sends the 21-4140 to explains the "working income". He was not working so he checked the no box for working. Since he was not working he has to now appeal and resubmit for his IU or not to stop his IU. Since he did not know what the 21-4140 was about he answered it correctly and checked no went to section 3 signed and sent it back not knowing they want to know about taxable income.
  3. My brother was 90% and awarded 100% IU P&T two years ago. He was awarded SSDI about a year and half ago. From the day he stopped working he was put on long term disability insurance an entitlement he receives because he paid many years for in case he would not be able to work or if he was hurt on the job. He received notice they was taking his IU because he was over the threshold for taxable income. I was not aware long term disability insurance could be included in the income threshold. It is taxable income but it is not a working income. He is too broke to work. He just recovered from another knee surgery. Is their anyone who can assist with this.
  4. I filled out the form but for some reason it won't send. Keeps asking for fields to be filled out. I keep filling them out and still can't send. An suggestions?
  5. I am seeking help for my mother. My father lost a long fight with cancer mid last month. He was 100% service connected for his cancer as well as man other service connected disabilities but the cancer itself was single award of 100 percent. We have been very fortunate m DAV officer told me all the forms that needed to be completed and I did so. The problem we have ran into is my father died mid June and his June payment was deposited in his and my mothers bank account. But here is the problem. The bank knew my father died and sent the payment from the VA back and froze the account until a death certificate was turned in. My mother has tried every way she knows to have the payment or adjusted payment deposited again. But has been unsuccessful. I talked with the DAV and keep getting different form to fill out requesting the reimbursement of his and her entitlements. Does anyone know the correct form to request the payment that was sent back to be reissued?
  6. Buck, Thank you just got off the phone with John and he is going to help.
  7. I am trying to assist my father. He is 74 years old and served two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded the purple heart and is currently 50% for PTSD. For years my father has had problems with anemia and in 2015 the VA doctor diagnosed him with anemia. In 2017 he was then diagnosed with Refractory anemia. Last month he was diagnosed with MDS-RCMD and has started taking injections of Epoetin Alfa, Recombinant. Epoetin is indicated for the treatment of anemia. How would I go about assisting my father in filing a claim? MDS is not on the list of presumptive conditions of AO but anemia is a chronic condition. What would be the best way to proceed with the claim for my father?
  8. I guess I will get with the long term insurance company, they will provide a lawyer to help with it all the paperwork so they only have to pay the difference of LTDI and SSDI.
  9. I am 100% P&T with SMC (S1) "housebound" and on long term disability insurance from my old job. But the long term disability insurance is only good for 24 months. When should I file for the SSDI?
  10. I had one done by VES back in September and it never showed in my records. I requested a copy but today I was notified my PTSD rating changed from 50% to 100%. I was skeptical of the VES services and very many vet's reassured me they are good at what they do. I guess they were right.
  11. Update on evaluation for PTSD. Like I mentioned earlier I was rated 50% for PTSD and felt I was low balled and records indicating 70% or even 100%. Well the new C&P and reviewer both agreed and changed my rating for PTSD to 100% with SMC housebound. I haven't seen all the details but my DAV rep notified me today. After receiving the packet that was mailed out to me I will disclose more. Thanks everyone.
  12. That C&P is not good on your behalf. I was denied PTSD the first time due to alcohol abuse. My C&P was basically the same as yours. After I stopped drinking I had the same problems and found it harder to deal with and the symptoms got worse. I had another C&P and was awarded 50% for PTSD. So hang in there and try using less alcohol. Let your doctors know you have slowed down the consumption of alcohol.
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