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  1. Hi everybody just received my TDIU C&P exams schedule for next week any suggestions. anything
  2. I just left RO and was told that my finished BVA grant was floating around the RO and she could not tell me where. I guess I should start floating She also said to me that the retro may go back to 04 if the judge gave more probative weight to doctors opinion back in 04. In the judges decision she did reference fast letter 13-13 which I looked up and it explained that if a veteran claims a disability as totally disabling and submit the form stating that. Apparently the VA no longer consider increased claims as an automatic claim for TDIU. It would be great if they went back to the original opinion stating that I was unable to secure gainful employment and that I was advised not to work again. But hey I'll jjust float like the rest
  3. I'll try to keep this short and to the point. I have two other posts, on here in the TDIU section, wherein I stated my VA doctor had agreed to write a letter for me. This is what she actually wrote, and is taken directly from my notes within BlueButton in MyHealtheVet: The authorization was signed and delivered to her over 4 weeks ago. Release of Information has been very communicative with me, and has politely informed me that they have never received the letter. Worse than this, the doctor is now obviously avoiding contact with me. The last response she sent to me via secure messaging, was over 3 weeks ago, despite me messaging her once the following week, and "Secure Messaging" showing me that she had read the communication (a feature it has), but has not replied. I am running low on a particular psychotropic, and I have 0 refills remaining in MyHealtheVet, and was hoping we could avoid the whole withdrawal thing, and therefore requested a refill. She has read several requests I wrote her, informing her that the supply is running low. She still refuses to correspond with me. I contacted the clinic coordinator, and the front desk now knows my voice and name distinctly. The front desk has been exceedingly polite, and when I stated the doctor has not been returning my calls, the receptionist said, and I quote directly, "That does not surprise me at all....". The clinic coordinator has been polite, and both her and the front desk have reached out to the doctor, telling the doctor to call me, via secure message, instant message, and in person. The doctor told them she will call me immediately after her shift. She never called me, but says she left me a voicemail. I offered to share my call logs, or print them off, as I never received a call from said doctor, despite receiving numerous phonecalls from other individuals that day, mostly for the wife's medical appointments. This has been occurring since the middle of last week. Today (3/27/2017), I got a hold of her for about 10 seconds on the phone, but she immediately stated she was with another veteran and could not talk, but would call me after work. I understand that, and do not want to take precious therapy time from my brothers and sisters. I have, as of yet, not received a phone call, and am not entirely of the belief that I will. I think she decided to say "I'm not writing this letter in support of TDIU...", or got it in her head that I am chasing benefits, despite making this request 8 years deep into therapy, and attempting multiple jobs since then. Is there any recommendation you can make to me? Do any of you with hospital experience have any clue why she would avoid me so obviously, or not take time to correspond with me? Any recommended course of action? I'm getting kind of pissed about this...
  4. I am a 100% TDIU veteran. I had a botched root canal through the VA sending me to a university dental school almost 5 years ago and, after a visit to an endodontist through the choice program, have been advised I should get extraction, a bone graft and two dental implants in the area where the molar is. My VA dental clinic has scheduled an appointment for next week to "review my options". I want the bone graft and dental implants. The endodontist said I would have a pretty wide area for a partial and they would have to crown the last molar for an anchor. Has anyone had this experience and was it approved? It looks like the big issue is few dental outlets accept the VA pay schedule and the VA must approve a variance to cover the cost difference.
  5. I call the 800# they told me they can't tell me anything. The letter was sent out yesterday. I am just wondering about back pay. I stopped working in 2012. First filled for IU in 2010. Back in August I filed for increasing in disabilities. Was approved but don't know where or how much back pay to expect.
  6. I have been on 100% TDIU for several years, and now I am coming up on age 65. I have a basic employee provided health insurance plan through Aetna from my Teachers Retirement System of Texas. This TRS-CARE1 program has informed me that after age 65, that they will become a "secondary payer". If I understand this correctly, what was once an 80/20 plan (TRS-CARE1) now becomes a 20/80 plan. I have a number of questions/concerns in how that works with VA 100% TDIU Disability. The VA has been billing Aetna (TRS-CARE1) for services I receive from the VA (contracted rate, 80%, etc). How does this change when I turn 65? I am receiving SS benefits at this time, so I assume that I will be auto-enrolled in Medicare A&B. Correct? Do/Will I need to up-grade my parts A&B? What about part "D"? I currently get all my meds from VA, wonder if having an outside option would be worth the cost? How much of a supplemental insurance plan do I NEED? Can I depend on the VA to continue to cover me at 100%? What if I have an auto accident and am taken to a non-VA hospital room? Do I get stuck with the out-of-pocket expenses? FWIW, hit deer on Harley a year ago, spent 32days in hospital and VA re-hab. Got lucky since I never lost consciousness and was able to direct EMS to take me to the VA designated/contracted hospital... THIS TIME. Bill was over $200k. Everything got covered between VA and Aetna... THIS TIME. Still ride Harley, so what will happen under "Medicare" in an out-of-network emergency in the future? (my biggest concern) I have attempted to talk with Aetna, but all I seem to get are sales-people who refuse/can't give any advise as to options. They only ask WHAT do I want... Not helpful to me at all. And when I watch the news that TrumpCare wants to 5X elder health rates, I get very depressed. BTW my major disability is TBI, so that may be factoring into my panic/depression about this as well. Not having fun... 8-(
  7. First of all wanted to start this out by saying thank you to all the members on this site. I have been doing all my own research and very often arrived here. Today I decided it might be better to get direct contact instead of lurking in the shadows. The short version is that I have not been able to find work after separating, I'm currently on unemployment to keep myself out of debt while I figure this all out. I was in school for a few months and while I was struggling a bit I did my best to push through which was kind of working out for awhile. Eventually I started getting to the point where I could only manage to push myself to get to class and landed right back in bed afterwards. This effect snowballed and now I have just been medically withdrawn from university after missing 2 weeks of class. Those two weeks I could not get out of bed almost the entire time, I have been taking my meds and everything but sometimes depression just decides its going to mess your life up and you don't have the will or energy strong enough to overcome and keep going. But back to the point, the VA awarded me 30% for depression, anxiety and insomnia combined into one rating. Trying to figure out how I am going to get by and what I can do to survive brought me to the vets group on campus where one of the other guys after hearing what was going on suggested trying to get my rating increased and possibly seeing if I am eligible for individual unemployability. After reading how the VA scores depression I believe I might be in the 70% range but I'm not sure how to go about this. I've got the NOD paperwork but didn't want to fire off half cocked. I look to you all for some help with this as time and again I've seen this community help each other navigate the labyrinth that is the VA. My question here is multifaceted, which I will break down for easier reading and responding. 1. When filing a NOD should I go for DRO or traditional? 2. What evidence should I include with this to increase the likelihood of conveying my situation properly? 3. Should I talk to my doctor about trying to raise my percentage or keep the two separate? 4. Should I focus on the depression or give information on insomnia and anxiety as well/ would they all go together? 5. Lastly What sort of timeframe should I expect, I've seen people saying a few months and others waiting years later. Thank you all for any help you can provide and if you need any more information or clarification I will gladly supply it. (There are other things in my disability claim but they are much minor to the mental health issues and I believe the ratings I received for the others were fair or fair enough.)
  8. I have a disability rating at 70% but being paid at 100% due to unemployability. I am dealing with a lot of health issues lately. Does my wife inherit my compensation in the event of my untimely demise? Thanks
  9. I was going to bump up the CUE criteria here but there is a lot of info already and all one has to do is read it all. Also there are successful CUEs here as well like this one: Mega retro but there are 53 replies and many pages....still it shows what a CUE is and how much retro a valid CUE can award. I guess it was never put into the CUE forum. 6 figure award...I think most of that retro was from the CUE claim ( or maybe all of it) We also have successful recent CUEs from Allan, SPO, my HBP CUe, my SMC CUE... and more winners ,as well as links to successful CUEs awarded at the BVA.
  10. I submitted a 21-4140 in January via mail and fax as a "routine" new year ritual. However, today I got a new one. I'm wondering if they only take these when THEY ask for them, if it just didn't get there or what. Is it safe to fax this document to the VA or should it be sent certified mail... or both? ALSO WONDERING... Does a veteran on TDIU P&T submit one of these every year for life? I'm turning 64 this year and I have not problem with the requirement to submit the form. Just thinking (hopefully, far) ahead to when I can't do such things anymore.
  11. I could not sleep at all last night thinking about what I am faced with. First off I know that the VA must require that evidence must include the veterans statements regarding his or her level of impairment when deciding the claim. I know someone must realize that if there is no input as the level of disability from the veteran then all the cases would be truly one sided and there would be no need for us to say anything about our conditions if they are going to be systematically omitted. I looked over my decision from the BVA and missing from that decision was all the lay person statements and my statements pertaining to the effect of my condition on my daily life. I also could not find reference to all the medications that I take for my heart conditions. As a matter of fact it seemed that the BVA wanted to get me to 100% exclusively by way of my pes planus and plantar fasciitis. They conveniently ignored my coronary artery disease while disproving it by simply citing the many tests that I had over the past 15 years regarding level of ejection fraction and METS. I know that is a noted procedure that gets a lot of weight, but there is a regulation that says the VA just can not submit test verbatim without giving the board the total picture of the veterans disability to include any statements from the veteran and any other laymen that give statements. I just do not know where I saw that information. I am also worried about the BVA use of the two medical doctors' opinions given back in 2002 and the weight that is given to it, stating that, that evidence outweighed the most recent opinion made by the C&P examiner. I have included a portion of that decision for you guys to look at. I posted it elsewhere because I did not quite understand that I could have a stand alone post on this site. I want to know a couple of things so I can get on with my life and not worry myself into the grave. One. Am I grasping at straws when I say that the BVA did not consider my total disability picture when it did not reference my assertions about the effects of my condition on my daily life, regarding every test result and opinion as the whole truth from my previous exams with respect to coronary artery disease. Two. Should I consider filing for reconsideration to the board or an appeal to the CAVC. Here a copy of the decision and you tell me if I have an issue or I just do not understand the application of TDIU
  12. So I received my final decision from the BVA which granted me TDIU which states that my effective date is June 2016 which I strongly disagree no surprise there huh!!!!!!!!!!!!!. My question to the elders on this beloved sight is what should I do. I mean the judge I guess tried to pay me back to my original claim date in 2002 but the evidence did not support staged ratings or extra scheduler rating. She used in my favor a statement dated in June 2004 made by a VA doctor stating that my coronary artery disease solely kept me from working and maintaining gainful employment. That she said outweighed the recent opinion from the C&P examiner made in June 2016. Now my total rating recently jumped to 90% which I guess made it easy for her to give me the TDIU. I am confused about the regulation covering early effective dates and how is it established if a doctor gives an opinion that many years ago and they do not reference it until it is convenient to disallow a big retro. Should I just be thankful for what I got and just get over this. Anxious to hear from the community
  13. Hello, I'm a returning member of this forum. I was last on here some years ago. After a long struggle I finally got 60% disability and between that and some depression I was experiencing at the time I settled. I just got a reminder of my status and realized three things: I cannot work and haven't been able to for about a decade now. Financially, I'm not "getting by". I'm living check to check and praying nothing goes "wrong" like needing new tires for the car. I'm actually only getting 20% for the back injury that has taken most of my life from me and the other 40% from comparatively minor crap. So I'm angry again. Angry enough to open up this can of worms one more time. I'm working with the DAV this time and I understand there have been some changes in the process so I'm trying to stay positive and open minded. So that's who I am and why I'm here. See you around the forums. John Purser
  14. you may entitled to a 100 percent rate if you are unable to secure and follow a substantially gainful occupation because of your service connected disabilities. If you believe you qualify, complete, sign, and return Veterans Application the enclosed VA form 21-8940 , Veterans Application for increased compensation Based on Unemployability . I just had a c & p exam about two weeks ago for MDD VA DR. gave 30 percent not sure of the gaf score my private DR. gave a Gaf score of 45. Here's the break down 30% MDD caused by chronic pain 20%rt shoulder 20% left shoulder secondary to rt. shoulder 10% rt clavicle 10% left bicep secondary to rt. shoulder 10% foot 0%scar Total 70% I'm currently on SSDI because of my service connected disabilities 1. should I appeal for a rating higher than 30% base on the my 2 private DR. gaf scores of 45 2.my bilaterial factors rt. shoulder combined with my left shoulder and left bicep will this give me the 40% need for a 100 percent rate. 3. will they consider the 30% MDD + 20%rt +20%Lt+10%Lt+0%scar all of this as one injury.
  15. you may entitled to a 100 percent rate if you are unable to secure and follow a substantially gainful occupation because of your service connected disabilities. If you believe you qualify, complete, sign, and return Veterans Application the enclosed VA form 21-8940 , Veterans Application for increased compensation Based on Unemployability . I just had a c & p exam about two weeks ago for MDD VA DR. gave 30 percent not sure of the gaf score my private DR. gave a Gaf score of 45. Here's the break down 30% MDD caused by chronic pain 20%rt shoulder 20% left shoulder secondary to rt. shoulder 10% rt clavicle 10% left bicep secondary to rt. shoulder 10% foot 0%scar Total 70% I'm currently on SSDI because of my service connected disabilities 1. should I appeal for a rating higher than 30% base on the my 2 private DR. gaf scores of 45 2.my bilaterial factors rt. shoulder combined with my left shoulder and left bicep will this give me the 40% need for a 100 percent rate. 3. will they consider the 30% MDD + 20%rt +20%Lt+10%Lt+0%scar all of this as one injury.
  16. Hello all vets ran across this older vet the other day and he showed me his letter and wasn't sure what this meant and I was not sure so reaching out to gain some knowledge. His letter says: your appeal has been granted as to entitlement of individual unemployability and this appeal is now closed on this issue. The SOC also showed 2 denied items. Any possible retro for the gentleman? 01-05-2015 claim received 08-26-2015 claim considered based on all evidence of record 09-03-2015 notice of disagreement received 09-03-2015 De Novo review election received 09-11-2015 appeal selection letter sent to appeallant 11-10-2015 deadline for submitting response to appeal selection with no reply will follow traditional process 08-08-2016 claimant notified of decision 02-23-2017 veteran furnished a statement of case outlining actions taken
  17. Hey everyone, I was rated at 80% in 2014. My highest rating is for a skin rash that covers about half of my body and requires constant systemic steroids. For this skin rash I am rated at 60% (which is the highest of all my SC issues). This rash initially occurred during active duty in 2012 and for the past five years doctors have just treated the rash and given me all the prednisone I could ever want. In 2015 I developed migraines. I began suffering from chronic fatigue, and I began experiencing muscle pain and weakness. Long story short- I recently saw a rheumatologist and was diagnosed with amyopathic dermatomyositis. The amyopathic dermatomyositis is basically the rash I have displayed for years, except no one ever knew that. The migraines, muscle weakness and fatigue are also common issues in people who have amyopathic dermatomyositis. I have wanted to apply for TDIU since 2015, however I didn't feel I had enough medical information to link all these issues together, and I also didn't have a diagnosis other than a basic rash. Now that I have new information regarding my SC rash, I want to apply for TDIU. I'm a bit nervous as to how these ratings might be combined. For example, my current rating is under DC 7806 and the rating for dermatomyositis is under 7821. I take chronic steroids, so under 7806 and 7821 I'd be 60%. If I file a new claim for the dermatomyositis will the ratings from DC 7806 and 7821 be combined, or will it basically just be the changing of some verbage on my claim (7806 would switch to 7821)? I don't see anything that says 7806 and 7821 cannot be combined. Like a lot of people, I dread opening the flood gates to my VA claims and risking my already 80%. Any info/advice on my questions or TDIU in general are so much appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Are there DBQs for TDIU C&P exams for multiple disabilities? Or are there just the same C&P dbqs tailored to how they impact your employability, more like SSDI (which I have)? I read the fast letter over and over, but could not understand any better. Sorry. Thanks. "Examinations ... Schedule a general medical examination only if the rating activity determines that it is needed to fairly and fully adjudicate the TDIU claim, such as original claims for disability compensation or TDIU claims involving the impact of multiple service-connected and/or nonservice-connected disabilities upon employability."
  19. Hello all! First, some backlog, which is my TDIU (new)/PTSD (inc)/TBI (inc) claim that was opened by myself in the middle of 2016: Now, the complicated part.: None of my employers could return their 8941's (Document about my history of employment with them) because it was either A. Not their policy to do so. or B. The employers are permanently closed. So after months of waiting, and me personally trying to reach out to a couple of the employers, no information could be obtained from them (My last employer must have come from the Houdini line, as I could not track him down). Now, the other complicated part: I am currently enrolled in VR&E (Voc Rehab). The program I am in, is the program just above "Independent Living". After 5 years of education (Yes, you read that right), I finally obtained my Associates in Applied Sciences. It was one hell of a struggle to get there. I probably failed 35-40% of my classes due to symptoms and social difficulties brought about by my disabilities. The VA has informed me that they sent over a VA Form 28-1902b (Here: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/epss/vetsuccess_jst/VRE_Contractor/pdfs/28-1902b.pdf) to my vocational rehab counselor. I am not sure how this will effect my potential for TDIU (I am guessing severely), so I am reaching out to the TDIU masters here. What should be my next step? Thanks in advance! Commodog
  20. It seemed like a life time ago I posted what I thought was a success story for my claim of tdiu among other things, only to find out that that was not the case at all. I did go from 60% to 90% and I am thankful for that and also I do have a roof over my head. If you go look back at some of my posts I stated that the hearing judge pledged to do all she could to give me my benefits as far back as she could. My claim is back with her and ebennies says that she has had my file in her possession since the 17th of Jan. and she is working my claim. However, I learned that even if it says that it is with the administrative law judge ,does not necessarily means she is actually working my specific claim, per DAV at the BVA. So where is my claim and who knows how to actually pin down that info. Of course the BVA status line says the same each time I call, "still with the judge no decision".
  21. my claim was moved to gathering eveidence on the 25th of january, then on the 30th moved back to pre for decision, and this morning it is in pending approval. is that normal? the date changed as well it is say febuary 5th 2017 to Feburary 8th 2017... TODAY THIS MORNING I CHECKED AND IT WAS ALREADY PENDING NOTIFICATION, BUT MY A8 LETTERS STILL SAY THE SAME RATING I HAD BEFORE.. HOW WOULD I KNOW WHAT VA AWARDED ME WITH...
  22. Had my DRO face-to-face on 17 January, 2017. He approved BOTH my CUE, and my Permanent TDIU without hesitation. My understanding is that I will see the $$ in my account BEFORE the actual award itself. Any idea how long before I actually get the award-paperwork itself?
  23. I'll give you guys a little background. I'm an Army Vet. I served from '99-'03. My MOS was 51M, Firefighter. I was also trained and certified as an EMT and an EMT Intermediate., On my first active duty assignment I worked at the civilian fire dept on the base I was stationed, where I was on many traumatic incidents. Traffic Accidents with fatalities, Suicide attempts with some that were actually "successful", etc, etc. At my second duty assignment, I worked at the military fire dept. The only difference was that due to my EMS training, I was assigned to the Ambulance, where again, I treated many patients, suicides, traumatic accidents, etc, etc, again. I won't go into details. This isn't really the place for it. I've had many of the responses documented and re-affirmed by the fire chiefs I worked for, and in some cases had letters written and signed by other soldiers who served along side me on some of these incidents. I also have my service medical records that show that I was prescribed Paxil in my last year in the Army for Anxiety and Depression. When I first filed back in 2013 I got 30% off the bat, SCD for ptsd. I appealed and got 50% about six months after my initial rating. After gathering much more evidence, I submitted an appeal for an increase and TDIU. Today I checked ebenefits (like I do pretty much every day since I filed my appeal). It shows that I was not given an increase, nor was I granted TDIU, naturally. I'm upset. It's not just because I was denied, More of it's due to my Comp and pen. exam. While I have not gotten my denial letter yet, detailing the reasons why, I know some of it was due to the comp and pen. examiner. His report did nearly nothing to reflect what I had told him. How I'm suicidal nearly every day at some point, the overall depression and anxiety I experience, etc, etc. It feels totally dismissive in so many ways. Now, I know that that is their job, but theirs a few errors in the report that substantiate my claim of this. At one point he talks about a Dr. that was in charge when I was in "Day Hospital" (outpatient PTSD) treatment. He states that this doctor is the one prescribing my medicine, which I clearly stated otherwise. I'd have to look at the report, but I'm certain there were other discrepancies. VFW is my service organization and I feel my VSO does a great job, but I now am looking for a lawyer to represent me here in Chicago. If anyone can offer any advice or support, I'd appreciate it. Thank You for reading.
  24. 1970-74 weighed 130 in and 134 out, I had 4 yrs USAF Jet Engine Mechanic experience – much exposure to JP4, Jet Exhaust, PD-680 degreaser, carbon soot, noise, etc. I don’t have much medical information in my service records package, but I do have several pages of upper respiratory sickness, sore throats and earaches from one USAF base. None of my other medical records from other bases were in my service file. While in-service I married for the 1st time, we lived off base and thanks to my wife I was pretty good at getting to work on time. She would complain that I kept her up half the night with my snoring and would go back to bed after I would leave. She also described the loud outbursts and would try to put a pillow over my head to muffle the sounds – eventually she even bought some earplugs. The marriage didn’t last very long and we divorced in less than a year. After the divorce I moved back into the barracks, I was always tired and difficult to wake up and often fall back asleep. I eventually received an Article 15 for repeatedly being late for rollcall, and a reduction in pay scale for several months. Prior to entering service I had lived with my older sister Kathy and her husband. I did not exhibit the typical SA symptoms, I snored and I physically did not fit the profile. They told me I it got much worse after I got out and that I sometimes scared them when I would quiet down and suddenly let out a loud gasping/snoring sound… which sometimes woke me up too. I remarried in 85 and this was the first time I was told I may have sleep apnea. My wife Laura has a medical background and told my doctor what goes on at night and he made arrangements for me to have a sleep study done. It was confirmed and I received my first CPAP machine and have been using one ever since. My weight then was 203lbs. In 2006 I had this mysterious bout of ITP, of which I was hospitalized and transfused with platelets for several days. Aftercare was 6 months of prednisone, many needle sticks, bone marrow aspiration and finally tapering off they prednisone for 3 more months. In 2010 I had several significantly blocked arteries and underwent CABG dbl bypass at the San Francisco VAMC. During the surgery the urologist came out of the OR and ask my wife if I had any known bladder problems, which I didn’t, but their concern was that I was passing blood through my urine. He advised to follow up with urology once I recover and have it worked up. I had a cystoscopy and everything looked fine. In 2012 I put in a claim for IHD 60%, DMII 10%, MMD 70%, ED $125, Hearing Loss 0% and Tinnitus 10%, I was awarded, using VA funny math it was 90% scheduler with 100% compensation for TDIU plus SMC. At one of my recent psych visit I confided in something I never told anybody, not my wife, nor friends (not that I have many, quite the loner) or anyone else. Back in my last year of service I was sexually assaulted by another male, I was so ashamed I stuffed it for 40 yrs, but it just came out. I have been in several PTSD clinics and they helped me to realize I was a victim, that my assailant was a perpetrator, purposefully got me drunk and assaulted me in my sleep. Dec 2013 my wife gets annoyed with the VA doctors because they are all ignoring that some of my blood work always come back a little under the lower range so they blow it off. Via her pushing I get a Hem/Onc consult and it is discovered that I have an Ultra Rare illness called Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), is a rare acquired (not hereditary), life-threatening disease of the blood. The disease is characterized by destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia), blood clots (thrombosis), and impaired bone marrow function (not making enough of the three blood components). It is closely associated with AA & MDS, all are bone marrow failures diseases. Benzene is known to be a toxic chemical which causes bone marrow failure illnesses. My illness is stable so it is in watch & wait state. I’m followed by Hem/Onc once a month to evaluate blood labs and I was prescribed Folic Acid for now. Jan 2016 it is discovered that I have L/carotid artery blockage at 80%, and R/carotid at 60%. I am supposed to have CEA on the left one but first wanted to consult with a well-known PNH specialist in New York NYU to discuss risks of thrombosis. He wants me on an intravenous medication call eculizumab (Soliris tm $$$,$$$ per year) prior to surgery for the carotid artery. Part of his workup for new patients is to check for venial clots with a Head MRI, Abdomen MRI and Lower extremity Doppler studies. No clots found, but I apparently had a chronic lacunar infarct of the left caudate head (stroke) that apparently was asymptomatic. The report also indicated that Scattered areas of white matter signal abnormality in a configuration most suggestive of chronic small vessel ischemic disease. Not sure what that means but it sounds interesting… Now here are my questions: Should I leave well enough alone with my TDIU award or file some additional claims? PTSD due to MST or should I file for increase in MMD PNH due to toxic chemical exposure (Agent Orange, PD680, Carotid artery due to IHD Chronic small vessel ischemic disease in the brain due to IHD Exacerbated my non-SC Sleep Apnea due to PTSD (central & OSA) previous reports only show OSA I am revisiting this since I saw the post on this site that the VA doctors can no longer hide behind not filling out a DBQ because they were told not to. I’m sure I’ll still need to get IMO for the non-SC items.
  25. If a veteran receives 100% tdiu and starts work to see if they can handle it but they can't will VA reduce your percentage. I worked for 4 months but had to quit do to the safety of others and myself because of PTSD and I have to take a annually questionnaire. Will my benefits be reduced even tho I can't handle work?
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