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Recieved A Letter From Dav


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I recieved a letter from the dav today. The VA increased my rating for depression from 30% to 70%. I have yet to recieve my letter from the VA. The letter from the dav is dated September 7th. I am service connected also for a bilateral knee disability. Right knee rated 40%, left knee rated 40% (knee replacement for both). When I do the math with the bilateral factor, rounding up I get a rating of 100%. Can the experts here do the math and tell me if I am right. thanks

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Did you ask for TDIU because you are not working?

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So did I (89% rounded up to 90%)

70% (30% remaining) 70%

40% 40%x30% 12%

40% 40%x18% 7%

89% rounded to 90%

I came up with 90-percent, but I am admittedly new at this.

Good luck!

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this is what i got

Service connected for the following

40% for each knee

70% for depression:

40% of 100 =40%

40% of 60 = 24%

total = 64%

With the bilateral factor 10% of 64 = 6.4%

36 is left over

70% of 36 = 25.2%

64% + 25.2% = 89.2%

at the bilateral factor 6.4% + 89.2% = 95.6% rounded up is 100%

Is my va math correct or did I add the bilateral factor incorrectly?

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You miscalculated when you used 40% of 100% it should have been 40% of 30% and than on..

Are you working?

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no pete, I just contacted the dav. they are going to file for tdiu. I was hoping it would be taken care of through this rating. now i have to wait another year.

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"I just contacted the dav. they are going to file for tdiu"

I wouldn't trust any vet rep to file this form- besides you have to sign it yourself.

I have attached the TDIU form-

The VA with you at 70% and as long as you are unemployed should consider you for TDIU in the decision.Maybe they have and are sending the form themselves-

Just in case they dont-

Question # 18 check yes and apply for SSA disability- then under Remarks tell them you are attching additional page and put your file, name etc on it and tell them how the side affects of your meds render you unemployable. You can attach good internet prints outs or the thing that comes from VA with the meds to show how these meds cause- confusion, or sleepliness, or do not take and drive- stuff like that-

If you have ever been turned down by VA Voc rehab to- due to your SC conditions, tell VA that too.

Copy, sign and send certified or priority with tracking slip.

TDIU_form.pdf

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no pete, I just contacted the dav. they are going to file for tdiu. I was hoping it would be taken care of through this rating. now i have to wait another year.

Fill out the TDIU Form and follow Bertas advice. I would add that the DRO Review ought to consider TDIU cause you are not working and have a 70% rating. You may be able to salvage an earlier effective date.

Good Luck

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