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Hello everyone,

I recently retired from the Army after 20 years 1 month and 1 day. I miss it. I was initially rated at 30% (10% left 10% right carpal tunnel and 10% tinnitus. Since then I went threw the DAV an had a C&P and they rated me at 100% for PTSD. I have not worked since retireing about 7 months now. What else should I be filing for to help me and my family?

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sfc,

Welcome to Hadit.

I am moving this post to Claims/Benefits for you.

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Hello everyone,

I recently retired from the Army after 20 years 1 month and 1 day. I miss it. I was initially rated at 30% (10% left 10% right carpal tunnel and 10% tinnitus. Since then I went threw the DAV an had a C&P and they rated me at 100% for PTSD. I have not worked since retireing about 7 months now. What else should I be filing for to help me and my family?

social security disability based on your 100% for PTSD

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Welcome to Hadit

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Welcome, welcome. Read everything you can manage about the various topics on this site. I'm rather new also and haven't made it all of the way through the numerous topics, but, I'm trying! Lots to gain from and learn.

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Thanks for those long years of service.

Are you fully aware of CRDP and CRSC ?

I am Curious if the Army during your transition out gave full detals of these benefits at the transition briefings-

as well as fact you might be eligible for one of these benefits.

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Yes I am aware of CRDP and CRSC. I am currently getting CRDP. I was told since I am 100% that there is no reason to apply for CRSC?

Thank you

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Are you rated 100% Permanent and Total? Or just 100%? When you got your award letter, did it say anything about "Chapter 35" or DEA benefits (educational benefits) for your dependents, or Champ VA? (I know you don't need Champ VA since you'll have Tricare as a retiree).

Permanent and Total would indicate that your disabilities will not likely improve in the future. Your applying for Social Security disability is an excellent suggestion, and you can do that now -- chances are you'll get a decision on that before you get one on the Permanent and Total status request. Please seriously consider getting an SS disability attorney to help you with that. Only about 30% of applicants receive benefits on the first try. Most go through the appeal process. I don't recommend approaching this task on your own. Some have, but since you have PTSD and other adjustments to make leaving the military, I think it would be a great idea for you to get professional legal assistance.

If you are not "Permanent and Total," I suggest you request that status. You may be denied, but you should at least try.

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No I'm not P&T and my paperwork does not saying anything about chapter 35 or DEA. Can I just go see a DAV rep to try to get paperwork submitted for P&T? I'm thinking about trying to submit for SSDI.

Thanks for the information

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No I'm not P&T and my paperwork does not saying anything about chapter 35 or DEA. Can I just go see a DAV rep to try to get paperwork submitted for P&T? I'm thinking about trying to submit for SSDI.

Thanks for the information

You can do that, or you can write a letter yourself and just ask for that status and copy your VSO. If you're undecided about filing for SSDI, that must mean you think you can return to full-time employment? I wouldn't bet on that, with your being 100% rated for PTSD.

Just my opinion, but I would file online for SSDI today, get an SSDI attorney to handle my application (does not have to be a local attorney, my husband used Binder and Binder in NYC and we live in Louisiana -- got it on the first try), write the letter today to the VA asking for P & T status, and then copy my VSO on it.

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