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  1. Fyi....e benefits status can and probably will change several times so don't freak out. You could still be waiting months to get your decision.
  2. They did not require anything from me (no C&P) when I filed fdc for reopen my PTSD. It got approved in like a month to a month and half. Just depends on your evidence really.
  3. Andyman I totally understand. It will be a few years before the education benefits kick in but I love knowing that I don't have to worry about that. I needed that peace of mind. Nothing like knowing that your children's futures are looking bright!
  4. I have written on here about myself. I filed for P&T even though they had only just given me 100% with SMC-S a couple of months before (backdated 2 years). My case is that I felt that I should be P &T for my PTSD which they awarded me 100% scheduler alone for. It only took like a month for them to approve my P&T application. I might be a rare case here. It took me a very long time to get to 100% though ( started at 10% for my ptsd and fought for the next 10 years to get to 100%). I filed a 526EZ along with my 21-4138 stating why I felt I should be P &T and I also attached my SSDI award letter and a social security statement that showed that I hadn't worked in over 5 years. Everyone is different so I don't think there is a sample letter because no two vets are the same. If you are planning to file go for it. Be prepared for the worst but hope for the best. That's what I did. The biggest relief was the benefits received for being P&T because I have an almost 13 year old and a soon to be newborn that I needed the additional benefits for.
  5. Thank you. I hope your journey ends in success. I know that it was really hard for me to get from that 90 to 100%, I was shocked when I looked and I was granted the SMC S. I did not even know that existed. God is Great! Remember to fight the good fight and never give up. You have this!
  6. @Flores I know it takes a lot of stress away when you have children knowing that college will be taken care of. I have a soon to be 13 year old and a newborn on the way. I just needed the stress to be somewhat alleviated. I have been fighting with the VA since I left active duty. It took me 10 years to get to this point. It was nice to get back pay though..hehehe....but I knew that by now my PTSD was not going to improve. After several hospitalizations you would think they would have done it all on their own but not.
  7. God is Great! I asked for P%T and well I just went on Ebenefits and I got it!!! I applied for P&T after they awarded me 100% schedular in October. Last month I applied for P&T because I felt that I should have no future exams and that my PTSD should be considered static. I filed the 526EZ in November and asked for P&T shortly after they bumped me to 100 % percent schedular (October) and they awarded it to me. Thank God I do not have to worry about my childrens health insurance and college now. I can only say that it does not hurt to ask. I was prepared for them to say no but I so happy and blessed that they said yes.
  8. Not sure where this goes and feel free to move it. I just wanted to give hope and good news for my fellow VETS. I am 100% schedular with the VA and sent in for student loan forgiveness. I just got my confirmation today that my Student loans were fully forgiven! YAY......I am NOT P&T or TDIU either. So as long as the VA considers you 100% you qualify for the student loan forgiveness. GOD IS GREAT!!!
  9. Okay. Well I hope to find out soon so that at least I will know. really tired of going back and forth with the VA. would be nice to not have to worry about future reductions. And I need e benefits because my husband is stealing my mail so I don't get my VA info unless I know it's coming.
  10. Well for those of you that have followed my story, you know that I filed for P&T recently. I knew that filing for this could subject me to reduction. The current status of my claim on ebenefits is now: 11/09/2016 Compensation Pending Decision Approval Attention: Status Has ChangedStatus Has Changed Could this be a sign that they approved my P&T request? I hope that it is because I really need it. I should have an answer or rather completion no later than December 1st according to ebennies. Please wish me luck! Will keep you updated......
  11. I am not going to argue over backpay either. I just want to at least get the P&T rating. I will probably lose 2 years of backpay but I don't even care at this point. I think the benefits I will gt from P&T outweigh the argument for backpay that I probably wouldn't even be granted anyway.
  12. BTW, how does one file a CUE and can that be done on ebenefits? What evidence is required to file a cue?
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