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SecurityForces03

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About SecurityForces03

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    California

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  • Service Connected Disability
    80%
  • Branch of Service
    USAF
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    Fighting with the VA and Helping other Veterans!

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  1. SecurityForces03

    TDIU granted, but also PERMANENT?

    I thought you were talking about something different. I'm receiving an SMC K award.
  2. SecurityForces03

    TDIU granted, but also PERMANENT?

    I'm not pushing or looking for loopholes, but like most vets, IU or full 100% still want to do some type of work, feel important, or just keep busy.
  3. SecurityForces03

    TDIU granted, but also PERMANENT?

    What is the SMC award you're talking about?
  4. SecurityForces03

    TDIU granted, but also PERMANENT?

    what SMC are you talking about?
  5. SecurityForces03

    TDIU granted, but also PERMANENT?

    I confirmed with th VA that it is P&T which they stated requires NO more future exams. Also, takes to the center manager who explained the poverty level depends on marriage status and dependents. Since I'm married with 3 children, it was closer to the 29K mark. Also, working is frowned upon, however, having sheltered work or work that's NOT full time such as part time work, real estate, owner of a business, would be fine.
  6. Hi Everyone, I am currently 90% Sc'd and was just granted TDIU. When I read the letter, this is what it says: You have one or more service-connected disabilities:Yes Your combined service-connected evaluation is: 90% You are being paid at the 100 percent rate because you are unemployable due to your service-connected disabilities: Yes You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due solely to your service-connected disabilities: Yes You are in receipt of special monthly compensation due to the type and severity of your service-connected disabilities:Yes I am most interested in the section where it says I am Permanent and Total. But isn't TDIU just temporary? Can anyone shed any light? Also, I found out about the poverty level earnings. It IS BASED on you and your dependents. Thank you, SECFO
  7. Hi Everyone, I am currently 90% Sc'd and was just granted TDIU. When I read the letter, this is what it says: You have one or more service-connected disabilities:Yes Your combined service-connected evaluation is: 90% You are being paid at the 100 percent rate because you are unemployable due to your service-connected disabilities: Yes You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due solely to your service-connected disabilities: Yes You are in receipt of special monthly compensation due to the type and severity of your service-connected disabilities:Yes I am most interested in the section where it says I am Permanent and Total. But isn't TDIU just temporary? Can anyone shed any light? Also, I found out about the poverty level earnings. It IS BASED on you and your dependents. Thank you, SECFO
  8. SecurityForces03

    TDIU and the Poverty Level. Help!

    I'm not working!
  9. SecurityForces03

    TDIU and the Poverty Level. Help!

    I'm definitely unemployed. I've been dealing with the VA since 2007, been through appeals, before a judge, seen a lot. Im just trying to see if I worked ever again, is it the poverty level for a family of 5, since I'm married with kids? Or is it for a single person.
  10. SecurityForces03

    TDIU and the Poverty Level. Help!

    Thanks Buck! Do you interpret the poverty level to be a single person or family?
  11. SecurityForces03

    TDIU and the Poverty Level. Help!

    Hey! Thabks for the response! I'm pretty clear on that info you listed above. The law states you can still earn while on IU. However, it says you CANNOT earn above the poverty level. My question is, what is the poverty level? For me? Or for a family?
  12. Hi All, I'm currently 90% SC'd and in the process of waiting for IU to be approved. While I'd like to try and be productive and have a small job still, I've read that you can earn up to the poverty level. My question is: Does the VA look at the poverty level for a single person or a family as it pertains to earnings for the year? I'm married with children. Thank you!
  13. SecurityForces03

    100% PTSD and 100% Total??

    You're totally right. I have pretty bad OCD, but most of us going through the VA debacle become obsessed as well. I try to read as it's one of my enjoyments. As you suggested, it's better I sit back and wait to see what happens. I'll post the results of the claim when I find out!
  14. SecurityForces03

    100% PTSD and 100% Total??

    I totally understand that. im asking if you're 100% PTSD and you're 100% with other symptoms, does it matter?
  15. SecurityForces03

    100% PTSD and 100% Total??

    I just had my C&P exam for the PTSD increase. Some of the questions entailed my grooming and agoraphobia issues. My original PTSD award was 70% in 2011. Things have gotten worse and I filed for agoraphobia, secondary to PTSD. I was scheduled this past week for a C&P exam. I didn't fight the original 70% because I felt that it was appropriate. I always compare to other vets but no 2 people are the same. Those cops I mentioned were Total and combined at 100%, not solely PTSD. Although, I do know plenty of cops out there rated at 70% PTSD and "working just fine". IMO, it seems like ratings are solely based on who is rating your case. Thanks.
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