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Ssdi Granted, But Not On Appealed Tdiu


This week we received confirmation, approval on getting SSDI going back to last summer. (ss approval letter arrived yesterday)

Lots happening this week. According to ebenefits,va,gov, a decision was made too.

We believe we are getting a rejection for TDiU from the VA this week or early next week. (we filed for ptsd increase and also filed for tdiu, Jan, 2010.) Today, VA, according to (ebenefits,va,gov access) said a decision was made. We phoned and no more info is available and we have to wait for the mail. They said no more info on phone is available and we just have to wait for mail. argggghhhh.

But back to question, once I get the denial in the mail for Tdiu and NOW with the approval from Soc Sec for SSDi, can I take it to the VA and appeal the denial decision for TDiU? even bigger question: what should i state in my appeal letter? and what forms? yes, I will attach the approval letter.

Can anyone assure us that we will get Tdiu now with SSDi approval?

right now I am at 70% ptsd and 20% knee. combined: 80%.

In Jan 2010, we filed for increase for ptsd and altho we filed earlier for Tdiu in June, 2009. We were increased from 50>70 but rejected for tdiu.

Any suggestions are welcomed. Please and thank you.

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Why do you think it is a denial? It could be they just awarded the decision and the system has not updated yet.

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Now you have SSDI solely for SC conditions I think you will get TDIU. You have not gotten your rating yet so it is to early to speculate on appeals. If you are 80% and not able to work I see that as pretty strong evidence of TDIU.

The thing the VA may try is to say you are unemployable for some NSC reason, but with a percentage of 80% I don't know how they can do that and make it stick? They tried that with me. It did not work.

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We were crying this morning. First cause when we went this a.m on the ebenefits site, it stated a SOC and the c/p was completed BUT at Pay Schedule, no pay. No POA but we got our county VA inquiring for us. no one could tell us anything.

We just checked the mail. JOY!

Ptsd increased to 100% but this SOC was relating to date they wanted to grant. It's 100% from our last success appeal, so retro'ed back to july, 2009. This SOC denied our backdate to when tour ended back in '08.

But now we are crying with joy on the 100% increase. This SOC attached a note that details of the increase will be forwarded in a separate rating decision.

Thanks for listening, thought we were ready to continue another long fight so we were arming with appeal paperwork.

we still got appeal back to desert storm and that is with an appeal lawyer.

Thanks Hadit for sharing each other's misery and joy. We knew this is the place for quick reply and even warmer concern.

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