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Question About Getting 100% Iu Through The Va

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Hello I am new to the forums

I was just awarded Social Security Disability in Missouri for PTSD, Seizure Disorder, herniated disks in my back, and kidney stones. Around a year ago I was trying to help a driver whom was passed out over the wheel I thought he was having a heart attack, but was drunk he ended up dragging me down the road until I could break loose. As a result I have herniated disks in my back that cause severe pain, and the majority of the time I cannot feel my left leg etc. But I have not been able to work since the accident.

With the VA I am currently 40% service connected for my kidney stones. But I also have a case before the board in D.C. for PTSD "originally filed in 2005". They have finally sceduled me for a C&P for my PTSD and then they will give me the decision on it. I think I have all my ducks in a row.

But to my original question......Does it make it easier for me to get 100% IU through the va since I have been awarded Social Security Disability? I realize that at the moment that I am only 40%, but I am hoping for a 40-50% for PTSD soon on top of my already 40%.

David K

HHC 1-502 Infantry 101st Airborne Mosul, Iraq 2003-2004

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IraqVet,

Welcome to Hadit.

Other's will chime in soon.

carlie

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Hello Iraqvet, I've just been granted my wings to fly about the forum. Hopefully you will be able to search from topics here at Hadit that will help. Those that have worn the shoes before us can lead the way as we follow their path.

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Hello I am new to the forums

I was just awarded Social Security Disability in Missouri for PTSD, Seizure Disorder, herniated disks in my back, and kidney stones. Around a year ago I was trying to help a driver whom was passed out over the wheel I thought he was having a heart attack, but was drunk he ended up dragging me down the road until I could break loose. As a result I have herniated disks in my back that cause severe pain, and the majority of the time I cannot feel my left leg etc. But I have not been able to work since the accident.

With the VA I am currently 40% service connected for my kidney stones. But I also have a case before the board in D.C. for PTSD "originally filed in 2005". They have finally sceduled me for a C&P for my PTSD and then they will give me the decision on it. I think I have all my ducks in a row.

But to my original question......Does it make it easier for me to get 100% IU through the va since I have been awarded Social Security Disability? I realize that at the moment that I am only 40%, but I am hoping for a 40-50% for PTSD soon on top of my already 40%.

David K

HHC 1-502 Infantry 101st Airborne Mosul, Iraq 2003-2004

Does it make it easier if you have been awarded SSA? Only if the SSA award and the VA claim is for the same, identical, disability. And, that is if you can get the VA to acknowledge the SSA award (I had a devilish time getting them to acknowledge my SSA award, because if they had, then they would have had to have awarded my TDIU LONNNNG before they did, but, after 3 different mailings and one 260 mile roundtrip, they finally HAD TO admit that they were in receipt thereof.......).

Ain't it fun?

Nothing like it this side of Barnum and Bailey's three rings.

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It will happen..Just gotta have faith and SSD does offer substantial weight to IU if it's for the same SC conditions. Good luck on your PTSD claim. How strong do you feel your claim is and do you have proof of stressor in service?

dh

Hello I am new to the forums

I was just awarded Social Security Disability in Missouri for PTSD, Seizure Disorder, herniated disks in my back, and kidney stones. Around a year ago I was trying to help a driver whom was passed out over the wheel I thought he was having a heart attack, but was drunk he ended up dragging me down the road until I could break loose. As a result I have herniated disks in my back that cause severe pain, and the majority of the time I cannot feel my left leg etc. But I have not been able to work since the accident.

With the VA I am currently 40% service connected for my kidney stones. But I also have a case before the board in D.C. for PTSD "originally filed in 2005". They have finally sceduled me for a C&P for my PTSD and then they will give me the decision on it. I think I have all my ducks in a row.

But to my original question......Does it make it easier for me to get 100% IU through the va since I have been awarded Social Security Disability? I realize that at the moment that I am only 40%, but I am hoping for a 40-50% for PTSD soon on top of my already 40%.

David K

HHC 1-502 Infantry 101st Airborne Mosul, Iraq 2003-2004

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David, as others have said "Welcome to Hadit" a place where you can find assistance with your claims processes, a place to vent your frustrations with the arena of VA claims, and a shoulder to lean on when you need it. Having lived in Mo for yrs I can offer the way the 2 systems have worked/not worked together with my claims. Still fighting with VA for VA diagnoses inservice too.

I too was awarded SSDI upon my initial claim. That went through fast. The VA claim is another story. As others have stated the claims need to be related to eachother in order for the VA to grant what SS grants if the nexus is the same.

1) You write SS disc. for PTSD, Seizure Disorder, Herniated Discs(back region)(are you talking thoracic, lumbar, sacral region)

and is this from your auto accident? Pain and leg numbness here too?

When did your Seizure Disoder diagnosis occur.Not in military? PTSD not military diagnosis too?

I see Kidney Stones diagnosis inservice.

So now you were granted the kidney stones disability compensation for inservice.

Was the date of the claim for that the same as your PTSD claim? 2005? What was the date of the auto accident?

Your claim is at the BVA and yet you state they have finally scheduled you for a C&P exam for PTSD... seems as though via your writings they just kept denying this claim without any previous exams, and without you sending them documentation of a PTSD diagnosis from a physician? This has happened with the VA, loses, destroys documentation...StLouis was one of the "Big Four" with high numbers of this.

When SSDI grants a disability they not only have to have the validation of medical records, physicians statements/medical records, but the true Diagnosis of the medical/mental conditions.

Plus the evaluation of a physical/mental examination by the physicians of their choice. Then the arbitrator/evaluator makes their decision. Which was + for you.

The VA will grant if the diagnoses were inservice/or if the injuries were inservice. Looks like the kidney stones and ptsd were the 2 that are. Have you been in counseling for ptsd? If so this will help with your claim. Who are you utalizing for your VSO? Do they stay in contact with you?

Just trying to find out where you are/been/going to...so many here can help you along your travels.BTW PTSD grants are 10-30-50-70-90-100% not even numbers. And do remember VA math doesn't equal normal arithmetic math.

Answer to question: if all diagnoses granted inservice are related to SSDI one's the case goes through smoother, but if not, then not, you have to work for it. SSDI will pay, if they grant, your disabling condition as it pertains to your disability...not just service connected...service connected look at service connected...

Best of luck. :rolleyes:

Hello I am new to the forums

I was just awarded Social Security Disability in Missouri for PTSD, Seizure Disorder, herniated disks in my back, and kidney stones. Around a year ago I was trying to help a driver whom was passed out over the wheel I thought he was having a heart attack, but was drunk he ended up dragging me down the road until I could break loose. As a result I have herniated disks in my back that cause severe pain, and the majority of the time I cannot feel my left leg etc. But I have not been able to work since the accident.

With the VA I am currently 40% service connected for my kidney stones. But I also have a case before the board in D.C. for PTSD "originally filed in 2005". They have finally sceduled me for a C&P for my PTSD and then they will give me the decision on it. I think I have all my ducks in a row.

But to my original question......Does it make it easier for me to get 100% IU through the va since I have been awarded Social Security Disability? I realize that at the moment that I am only 40%, but I am hoping for a 40-50% for PTSD soon on top of my already 40%.

David K

HHC 1-502 Infantry 101st Airborne Mosul, Iraq 2003-2004

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