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Ladybug

Iu Claim Goes How Far Back?

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This might be a simple question. I was granted 70% SC in March 2008. My original claim went back to 2002. My POA suggested that I file for IU in March 2008 when my SC claim completed, I did, and apparently it has been approved (she said it looked PT as well) and I'm just waiting for the button to get pushed that sends me the letter and the paycheck changes. My first award with the VA was back in 2003 when I was given 100% IU pension and I stayed on that pension until my SC income was changed this year (When SC began exceeding the amount of pension). I'm being told that my IU claim will only back pay me to March of 2008 of this year (the date I asked for IU). Why isn't it going back to 2002 like everything else did? I asked for IU because i have been IU since 2003...all of my records, VA and medical prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Hello Ladybug and welcome to Hadit. Thank you for your service to the Nation as well. :)

In my opinion, I believe you can be granted 100% "VA pension for non-service connected" disabilities as long as you meet the income requirement.

When you were granted "70% service connected" back in March 2008, that would infer eligibility for TDIU from that date (March 2008).

Again, this is my opinion and I'm sure that other more knowledgeable members will chime in and provide their comments.

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This might be a simple question. I was granted 70% SC in March 2008. My original claim went back to 2002. My POA suggested that I file for IU in March 2008 when my SC claim completed, I did, and apparently it has been approved (she said it looked PT as well) and I'm just waiting for the button to get pushed that sends me the letter and the paycheck changes. My first award with the VA was back in 2003 when I was given 100% IU pension and I stayed on that pension until my SC income was changed this year (When SC began exceeding the amount of pension). I'm being told that my IU claim will only back pay me to March of 2008 of this year (the date I asked for IU). Why isn't it going back to 2002 like everything else did? I asked for IU because i have been IU since 2003...all of my records, VA and medical prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Hi,

Let me see if I can answer you, by my own claim and how it was

processed, granted and the what nots of the retro.

You were granted SC at 70% March 2008.

You have filed out your TDIU papers and now you are asking about the

effective date.

This is the way I understand it and this is how it went for me.

I was granted 70% May 8, 2008 with effective date of April 2005.

The VA had lost or whatever they do with papers you turn in years

before. Anyway I filled out the TDIU papers again, and they were

logged in at the R. O May 14, 2008.

I was given a C&P August 20, 2008 for TDIU.

I was granted TDIU from April 16, 2005 - August 20, 2008.

From August 20, 2008 it was changed to 100% P&T.

I received 3 years of retro pay at the 100% amount.

The Best,

Betty

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Foggy brain today...So it could go either way I guess. I will be sure to post what happens...any day now they say. Thank you for your input!

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