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Wings last won the day on July 1 2011

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  1. Silver Wings, I'm hoping you are doing well - especially if you are my old friend originally from the East Coast who I knew in San Antonio 30 some years ago. I think of you often.

  2. Teac, I'll read it again. I always thought that once a vet is rated 100% schedular, the TDIU was moot (dismissed, not relevent, dropped). You still haven't told me the statute or law that would permit the award you are seeking, I can only guess --and will read Bradly again. In the meantime, I hope that others will help you because your quuestion has me confused. Sorry. ~Wings
  3. x x x Teac, You're hard work deserves a reasonable doubt, but I have not yet read or seen the claim that thas put forth the argument that TDIU "stands alone" as a separate 100% rating. I do not want to be curt, but I think once the VA assigns 100% schedular, the TDIU becomes "moot". Let me think about this some more and get back to you. It helps the search, if I know what search terms to use, typically I start with the Statute .. in this case, you are primary concerned with 38 CFR 3.351 and USC 1114 and additional 100% ratings --and even "earlier effective date" for SMC awards? Have y
  4. Ken represented Roberson v Principi http://www.ll.george...ns/00-7009.html I think he would do a good job with your claim. `Wings
  5. KENNETH M.CARPENTER, ESQ. CARPENTER CHARTERED 1525 S.W. TOPEKA BOULEVARD P. O. BOX 2099 TOPEKA, KANSAS 66601-2099 TELEPHONE: (785)357-5251 He's still active. ~Wings
  6. x x x Like I said, it would help if you stated your claim. Your hypothesis is vague, "then why would TDIU not be counted toward a higher A&A rating when a veteran already qualifies for A&A." Period. Question mark. Stop speculating, and assert your claim --and then we can see if it fits. Know what I'm sayin'? Something like this: The veteran claims SMC. The veteran believes that he is entitled to a higher SMC award under 38 USC amd 38 CFR ... because 1. 2. 3.
  7. Teac, Are you thinking that because there was a narrow window of time (dates) that you held 100% TDIU, and before you were awarded 100% schedular -that at that point in time you should have been condiered for a higher SMC? I am really confused about exactly what you are asking ... It would help me to understand if you simply state the nature of your claim. Have you filed the claim yet? ~Wings
  8. x x x Which came first, the chicken or the egg? If the OCD diagnosis followed the PTSD diagnosis, that is fairly common. May PTSD vets have co-morbid conditions that develop as a consequence of highly traumatic events. OCD behaviors are often a means of coping with PTSD. ~Wings P.S. 1. http://www.mendeley.com/research/posttraumatic-obsessivecompulsive-disorder-case-series/ This report documents emerging posttraumatic obsessive-compulsive disorder in 13 Israeli military veterans diagnosed with both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
  9. Good work!! You did your homework and helped yourself immensely!! ~Wings
  10. No big deal ;-) Glad you were able to service-conect the PTSD with aggravation. Stay on-board, there's other's here with similar claims that need your help! ~Wings
  11. x x x Every IRIS I have ever sent has been copied to my C-File --and they have often acted on an IRIS much faster than snail mail. Forget about calling, it's a crap shot. ~Wings
  12. You might have told us from the beginning --that you are already SC for PTSD ;-)
  13. x x x OMGosh, That was scary, thought I was halluciniating!! Glad the 'ol ship is up and sailing this morning!! Thanks Tbird ;-)
  14. The GC Op was written in 2005. The Issue of TDIU P&T ratings and higher SMC awards was decided in Bradley v.Peake, 22 Vet.App. 280 (2008).
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