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  1. file:///C:/Users/dantr/Documents/VA Individual Unemployability Tips For Filling Out the VA Form 8940.pdf
  2. VA Individual Unemployability Tips For Filling Out the VA Form 8940.pdf
  3. For example: a veteran with PTSD works for a family friend’s business. The family friend provides the veteran with an office and duties that afford limited interaction with other people. The veteran’s salary pays his bills, and is over the current poverty threshold. Because the veteran’s job has been tailored to his individual needs (limited interaction with other people), his job is considered to be sheltered, and therefore falls under “marginal employment.” The VA cannot consider this job as being substantially gainful employment, and must not use it against him in determining IU. https
  4. I’ve done the VA claim-bit on my own. I don’t know if this is a mistake or not. I went to a c&p exam recently. I left somewhat confused. I never had a doctor tell me directly that she was recommending an increase as well as IU. She said though it was ultimately up to the rater. I don’t have her report because 30 days has not passed. I was at 50% for ptsd and 10% hearing loss. During the appointment the c&p doctor quoted a couple other reports where VA doctors I’ve seen at various clinics said that I had “long term, chronic and severe...” (Don’t want to get into the what). I find
  5. I was recently granted IU back in September 2019. I was trying to see if I was also P&T because of my award letter referenced CHAMPVA & Chapter 35 -- but it did not say that I was granted it (see info enclosed below). My award letter also did not mention a future C&P exam either. On eBenefits there is no Commissary Letter or Chapter 35 Letter under Letter Generator. I recently went to a local military base to get my Tan ID card in which the Expiration Date shows "INDEF" and the STATUS/Grade box reflects "DAVPRM". I would like to get y'alls thoughts about this. Thanks!
  6. Recently I applied for increased compensation of my existing conditions,which were 10% hearing and 30% depression. I filed for a increase on my depression which went up to 70% from 30%. Second I filed for sciatica of right leg secondary to back. Anyway I went from 30% to 80% rating. I was not granted IU but was not filing for that,just a increase. Do I appeal being they did not consider me eligible,or do I just file a new claim for it.
  7. Yesterday when reviewing my medical records I noticed an examiner did a C and P/DBQ addendum. Im currently 70 percent and submitted for an increase(12 months ago) and also filed for IU(2 months ago). I don't know what this nexus means and would like to know if the exam was for the IU or increase claim. This examiner did a table top review as I wasn't present for it. See below: Please utilize this form when responding to VBA requests for either addendums or clarifications of prior VHA examination reports. This Veteran was seen for a C&P examination in December, 2017. At that
  8. Hello, My husband and I had a few questions about the Individual Unemployability and the decision process. He has SC PTSD 70% VA disability rating. And he just called his claim on October 25th. They are now requesting a VA Form 21-4192. I know the VA requires the form to be sent out even if the veteran has not worked in 5 years. My husband does fall into that category. He has not working full-time position since he was in the army and was discharged in the year of 2014. Due to his condition he's had to work odd jobs like mowing lawns, etc. However he has had two 1099 jobs that never avera
  9. Hi all. I am new here and if i put this in the wrong section please help me get it to the right one. My main question, and i have dozens on several topics, is about TDIU/IU and its effects after a review by C&P at 5 year mark. Primarily do I have to accept an 'inferred" TDIU claim decision? As I understand it the RO can make this determination without my applying for TDIU, and there are some long term problems with being rated TDIU verses 100% Schedule. Here are the salient details. 1) I am currently homeless, living in my car 2) I have advanced education some
  10. PTSD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire Name of patient/Veteran: Is this DBQ being completed in conjunction with a VA 21-2507, C&P Examination Request? [X] Yes [ ] No SECTION I: ---------- 1. Diagnostic Summary --------------------- Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with PTSD? [X] Yes [ ] No ICD Code: F43.10 2. Current Diagnoses -------------------- a. Mental Disorder Diagnosis #1: Antisocial p
  11. Hello All, I have a question that i have asked several times and never really get a straight answer... (maybe there isn't one) I was rated 80% disabled and 70% of that is for PTSD/MST w/ MDD, Anxiety, Opioid use disorder, Alcohol use disorder and Stimulant use disorder, 30% right ankle and 10% Tinnitus and was later granted Individual Unemployability by the VA. I must give credit where credit is due and say that VA was very good with my claims and I am grateful that I was fortunate enough to get a rater that gave a crap about disabled veterans. I am now curious if anyone has a
  12. Yes, in some cases you can. I can’t work if I’m getting Unemployability, right? No, in fact, unemployability does not always mean that a veteran is not working. The key, however, is that all income earned from employment must be at or below the poverty level, or from a job that is considered to be “sheltered”. These types of … Continue reading
  13. I'm service connected for bilateral severe O.A hips 10%,secondary lumbar sprine,10% left and right knee 10%.My case was remanded back to R.O for further development for my increase for hips O.A and to set C&P for my throat claim. My question is if granted increase rate for my hips and granted service connection for throat would I have to file for I.U or will they simply grant it if my ratings me the criteria.
  14. I was just rated 70% for PTSD bringing my total disability to 90%. I have worked very part-time as a bus driver but have been let go due to the meds I'm on and my PTSD. I am planning on applying for IU and SSDI. Is there one I should be applying for first or can they be applied for at the same time? Any thoughts and comments are very much appreciated!
  15. History, Going on for over 12+ years since left the militray .First raiting 50% Went for increase this was from my DBQ C&P .. Thoughts all? See below Is this 70 (most would say 70). could it sway 100%? If you think 100% do you believe sched or temp? I did not apply for IU but I am told they have to consider it anyways. The doctor also used some verbage that was interesting It is not possible to differentiate what portion of each symptom is attributable to each diagnosis because all of the veteran'schronic PTSD and bipolar symptoms have been chronic, progressive, biolog
  16. Hello, I am 60% service-connected with my largest percentage being in the mental health area. I applied for IU and had a few questions about the process and my chances of approval. I was recently approved for Social Security Disability retroacted from my onset date of April 2011. There findings were solely based of my VA medical records. I was also recently deemed unfit to continue with vocational rehabilitation, because of the problems with my illnesses and learning disabilities. My vocational rehabilitation counselor has written a letter of insolvency that was sent to the VA. Given t
  17. Hey there, I was looking at my review from 2009 and noticed something I didn't see before. The RO stated that based soley on my depression I may be able to be gainfully employed. The next sentence said that if they take into consideration my primary condition of herniated discs/sciatica, it is that I will not be able to retain gainful employment. I just noticed this information last week. In 2009 they BVA asked me if I wanted to apply for unemployability, I said no, I can still do something. I went through voc rehab, got a degree. School wasn't too bad, I worked my schedule so I only
  18. Here is some background. Was 10% in 2001-2. 20% in 2004-5. As of June 2009 SC at 60%:Herniated Nucleus Propulsus(Discs) 40%, Major Depressive Disorder 30% but with VA math-20% effective. I enrolled in Voc Rehab. Failed to complete it once. Then completed it last year with degree in accounting. During school, i blew up at two professors on two or three seperate occasions, but that didn't come up since my Voc Rehab councelor changed several times, resulting in very little interaction. Last July, I got a job at a small accounting office. It took five months to get the job, and I thin
  19. I think I am extremely lucky this evening that I was reading my e-benefits. Highlighted in yellow it stated that I may file for IU for one of my claims.(Hint,Hint) The cut off date was today. I quickly processed this through e-benefits. Before about 1 month ago I asked to have it deleted as they had put it in for my heart which was rated at 60%, not from all the hospital admissions due to my spine.(Had a spine fusion that has caused severe NP) The doctor wanted to do a VA rating exam, however it could have actually reduced the amount I was receiving. So, I put in for the correct disability eve
  20. Good evening, I just recieved a letter from the VA stating " we have amended your claim to include individual unemployability". I didnt request this and im not sure if I want it. Im 33 years old and I've ajusted my life to deal with the pain. Iam curretly 80%. what does this mean and can the VA force me to take this? For a bit of backgroung on my current claims please refer to my last post Thank you all.
  21. I have a pending case with VA. I was already @ 80% but one contention had been deferred. As of last Friday E-bennies had me at prep for notification. Todat i looked and saw tha it was back at pending decision approval. There was also a new contention of IU added which I did not put in for. Does the VA do this often and am i going to have to do another c&p?
  22. I think i read somewhere that you could maybe get IU for many hospital admissions I have at least 24 admissions for heart and strokes I have the admissions and summaries and discharges from the hospital some hospital stays, not the VA hospital are over two weeks long stays I was SOCIAL SECURITY DISABLED SINCE FEBUARY 1998 I anm tired of fighting for beniefits
  23. So, my claim for an increase with IU has finally moved from gathering of evidence to preparation for decision today after 19 months of sitting there. Does anyone have an idea how long it takes when it has actually gotten to this point. I know it varies but I am hoping we aren't talking another 6 months!
  24. Got the big white package today and have been granted 100% IU! PLus got home bound on top of that. 2012 is starting off to be a good year!!!
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