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  1. So, I finally got the official letter. And with the exception of not mentioning P&T it says that I have a combined rating of 100% (as stated in original post(70/50/40/40/10))... AND that I am considered IU. The VA.gov letter is the same as before. So, my question... does this mean that if I get some awesome gig that pays well and doesn't cause problems with my disabilities, or rather, my disabilities don't cause problems, can I still grab an occasional gig? I have done some high paying advisory roles in the past and they can usually be done on my terms. I probably won't find one, but am wondering just in case... Thanks!!
  2. I just saw on VA.Gov today that my IU claim has been approved!! It seems that I have 100% Scheduler & IU? Checked the letters and they say this: VA Benefit Information You have one or more service-connected disabilities: YES Your Combined service-connection evaluation is: 100% Your current monthly award is: $3321.85 You are being paid at the 100 percent rate because you are unemployable due to your service-connected disabilities: Yes You are considered totally and permanently disabled due solely to your service-connected disabilities: Yes And they got the effective date correct too! I looked at my disabilities and they are now different: Depressive disorder is now 70% up from 50% Knees are now @ 40% each due to flexion, up from 10% for pain. OSA stayed at 50% I had C&P's for all of these and they have gotten worse over the years so increased %'s are possible... So, my question, Am I both? If scheduler why would they give IU? Is there a difference in benefits? The P&T is awesome, and I certainly am not complaining, just a little confused. Thanks!!
  3. I am very confused by what I am seeing on va.gov. Has anyone seen these kinds of things happen and what were the outcomes? or your best guess? Sequence of events: Mar 2021 - Submitted IU package with Vocational Assessment etc. Mar 2021 - Submitted FDC for Migraines Mar 2021 - VA Accepted claims and combined them. "closed" migraine claim. April-May - C&P exams (None for Migraines) Today - See Migraine Claim opened with yesterdays date for last updated / IU closed with date one day after submitted. No other updates in ratings or letters. Thoughts: (1) Could be the system is just catching up and I still have a shot at IU, but why would they now de-couple the migraine claim. My original thought was they combined the two because the migraine claim would be moot if IU was approved. or.. (2) They have denied the IU and have went back to processing the migraine claim? Also, will VA still process new claims/increases when U have IU? Thanks!!
  4. I submitted for IU (50%+50%+10%+10%+10%=80%) a couple months ago. Going through the process, just finished C&P exams. Just after submitting the TDIU claim I submitted a new claim for service connection for Migraines. This claim was closed immediately by the VA and now the documents appear in the "IU" claim. Q1: Does this mean they are not going to process the Migraine claim? I did not have a C&P for migraines, just for those major contributors to the IU claim. Q2: IF (a big word) I do get IU, can I still submit/resubmit for migraines and one other diagnosis I just got that can b service connected very easily? I am shooting for IU because I cant work, however, would prefer 100% scheduler for security and maybe pick up a few bucks (more than the poverty level) doing temp gigs in IT. Thanks!!
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